Amman Civil Airport shut down due to damage after heavy rainfall

Jordan

Published: 2019-03-02 10:49

Last Updated: 2019-03-02 11:03


Amman Civil Airport shut down due to damage after heavy rainfall
Amman Civil Airport shut down due to damage after heavy rainfall
Roya News Source

Heavy rainfall which hit the capital Amman last Thursday has caused the Amman Civil Airport (Marka Military Airport) to shut down due to damage to its air navigation equipment, as well as to the infrastructure along the runway, according to the Jordanian newspaper Al Ra'i.

The newspaper said that rainwater leakage has disrupted the navigation equipment at the airport and that floods caused cracks along the runway, which resulted in the inability of aircraft to take off or land.

It is noteworthy to mention that the Civil Aviation Authority had stopped all regular flights to and from Amman Civil Airport a year ago, due to not meeting safety standards, and that operations have been limited ever since to private use.