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Saudi jetliner accident injures 29 passengers after plane suffers landing gear failure


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority says 29 people have been injured in an accident involving one of its state carrier’s jetliners after a landing gear failure.

General Authority for Civil Aviation spokesman Khaled bin Abdullah Khaybari told the official Saudi Press Agency that the Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Iran suffered a landing gear failure prior to landing early Sunday at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in the western city of Medina.

Khaybari told the news agency the Boeing 767-300 plane was carrying 315 passengers.

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