Kuwaiti flight in emergency landing..


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DUBAI - A Kuwait Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Muscat after smoke was reported in the cabin, local news agency KUNA reported on Friday.



The flight was returning to Kuwait City from Kuala Lumpur when smoke began coming from under a passenger’s seat, KUNA reported, citing an airline spokesman.



"(The) pilot of the aircraft was informed while flying toward Kuwait of a smoke emitting from under the seat number 15 in what made him follow the safety measures of landing at the nearest airport which happened to be the airport of Muscat in Oman," KUNA reported.



The spokesman said the smoke was caused by a "technical glitch" that was fixed by technicians in Muscat, according to the news agency.



The flight had to be rescheduled, causing delays to passengers, KUNA reported, without saying how long passengers were stuck in Muscat.


The spokesman said the flight was rescheduled due to civil aviation rules related to the working hours of the crew, and apologised to passengers for the delay, according to KUNA.

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