Shots Fired at FlyDubai Flight

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Shots Fired at FlyDubai Flight

Post by Ameerjan » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:18 pm

A plane carrying 154 passengers was shot at on Monday after landing at Baghdad International Airport.Low-cost carrier FlyDubai said on Tuesday that flight FZ215 to Baghdad was fired at by small arms as it landed just before 5 p.m. local time, damaging the fuselage of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. All passengers disembarked normally through the jet bridge and no medical attention was required at the airport, FlyDubai said.Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said it would also suspend flights to the Iraqi capital after the U.A.E. General Civil Aviation Authority issued a ban on flying to the city due to security concerns.

Dubai’s Emirates Airline, the world’s biggest international carrier by traffic flown, and Turkish Airlines also canceled flights to Baghdad.

Three or four shots that appeared to be sniper fire were discharged from Radwaniya, south of the airport, aviation and security officials in Baghdad said.