Injuries as Saudi Arabian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Medina

Injuries as Saudi Arabian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Medina

A Boeing 767 operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines has made an emergency landing in the city of Medina, with reports of 29 injuries to those on board.

Three people are believed serious hurt following the accident, with 11 taken to hospital. 

The 767-300ER aircraft was arriving from the Iranian city of Mashhad with 315 people on board when the right-side landing guide failed to deploy.

The plane had reportedly been leased out to carry pilgrims to the holy city.

All flights to Medina were halted for 24 hours, the airline said.

General Authority for Civil Aviation spokesman Khaled bin Abdullah Khaybari told the BBC the injuries happened as people rushed to leave the plane.