Kuwait Airways has grounded 5 of its aircraft due to a string of incidents prompting a Kuwaiti attorney to file a lawsuit pushing for the carriers’ shutdown.
‘Hawra Al Habeeb called on the court to assign an expert team to examine the 17-strong fleet of the flag carrier to establish if the aircraft are fit to fly after a string of incidents, the most recent of which was last week.
“The malfunctions at Kuwait Airways planes pose a serious danger to passengers’ lives while the government has failed to take any measure,” Habeeb said in a statement after filing the suit.’
The latest incident saw a KA Airbus A300 develop engine problems and had to make an emergency landing in Medina. The flight had 186 passengers on board.
Unconfirmed reports say the fleet has been under-maintained.