If Saudi flights are anything like those in Pakistan, they probably begin with a prayer. Though it’s, of course, always good to have Allah on your side, having the flight attendants lead a prayer before taking off does not inspire confidence. But maybe it helped in this case…
A Saudi airliner flying into Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, caught fire while landing yesterday, though none of the 307 passengers or crew on board were seriously injured.
Apparently one of the engines of the plane, a Boeing 747, caught fire as the plane touched down, but the fire thankfully did not spread to the fuel reservoirs. After landing, the pilot reportedly opened the emergency exit doors and the passengers left the plane via the big yellow playground slide. Fun!