Saudi airline says plane came under fire at Khartoum airport

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In a startling turn of events, a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane came under fire on Friday afternoon while parked at the Khartoum International Airport in Sudan. The incident occurred at approximately 1:00 PM local time and has left many in the aviation industry concerned about the safety of air travel.

According to initial reports, the aircraft was stationary on the tarmac when gunfire was heard in the vicinity. Witnesses reported seeing bullet holes in the fuselage of the plane, which was identified as a Boeing 777-300ER.

Fortunately, there were no passengers on board the aircraft at the time of the incident, and no injuries have been reported. However, the incident has caused significant damage to the aircraft and raised concerns about the safety of air travel in the region.

Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, released a statement confirming the incident and assuring the public that they are working with authorities to investigate the matter.

“We can confirm that one of our aircraft was damaged by gunfire while parked at Khartoum International Airport. There were no passengers on board, and no injuries have been reported. We are working closely with local authorities to investigate the incident and ensure the safety of our passengers and crew,” the statement read.

The motive for the attack remains unclear, and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident. However, Sudanese authorities have launched an investigation into the matter, and security measures at the airport have been increased.

The incident comes at a time of heightened tension in the region, with ongoing conflicts and political instability in several neighboring countries. Many in the aviation industry are now calling for increased security measures and vigilance to ensure the safety of air travel in the region.

As the investigation into the incident continues, travelers are advised to stay informed and check with their airlines for any updates or changes to their travel plans.

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