Published: 2019-04-22 12:47
Last Updated: 2021-02-28 01:23
A Kuwait Airways flight was damaged after crashing into a pile of snow while landing at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Upon the accident, Kuwait Airways tweeted on its official Twitter account:
Kuwait Airways wishes to clarify, that its Airbus plane (A320) operated for its flight (KU501) departed to Beirut on Sunday morning 21/4/2019 was hit by a sudden impact of a mass of snow passing. Thankfully the plane landed safely at Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut/1— Kuwait Airways (@KuwaitAirways) April 21, 2019
However, the flight was able to safely land in Beirut, as a technical services team from Kuwait Airways was able to repair the damage.
No injuries were reported among the passengers, yet passengers were only affected by delays due to the incident.
A cyclone hit Lebanon and the surrounding countries last week, bringing with it cold temperatures, gusts of snow, hail and strong wind.