Air Safety

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Salute, Slip and Slide for Saudia A320

A malfunctioning fire engine turret caused the inadvertent deployment of a Saudia Airbus A320’s over-wing emergency slide at Dubai Airport on September 20, 2018. The fire tender was one of two vehicles detached to provide a water cannon salute to the aircraft, HZ-AS55 (c/n 7550), arriving from Jeddah/King Abdulaziz, in celebration of the Saudi Arabian National Day on September 23.

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