Kuwait PM’s plane scratches tarmac when leaving Prestwick

(Photo: From STV youtube channel)
AMMAN — A video caught the prime minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah’s official plane as it scratched the tarmac when it was leaving from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Birmingham after dropping off the prime minister on October 31 to participate in the Climate Summit “COP26” in Scotland, according to Khaberni News.اضافة اعلان

According to aviation enthusiast Daniel Sander, from Prestwick, who caught the moment the Kuwaiti prime minister’s plane, a Boeing 737-900BBJ, scratched as it was leaving to park in Birmingham: “The plane has gone up and usually, it would rotate a certain angle. But it went too steep.”

He said: “It’s basically a tail strike; even though it hit the tail scratch, the tail has hit the runway. If it had been any steeper, it would have been more than just a tail strike.”

“It could mean the fuselage would be damaged, so it might not be able to continue the flight safely or it might not pressurize the cabin properly,” he added and emphasized “It could be something very serious.”

Media indicated that the aircraft was not damaged in the accident and landed in Birmingham as planned.

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