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Oman Air aircraft grounded in Shiraz

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Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman's national carrier, Oman Air, said its flight WY2435 from Shiraz to Muscat was grounded on Monday after the aircraft was damaged due to debris on the runway of Iran’s Shiraz International airport.


In a statement, Oman Air said on Tuesday that its engineering team is undertaking the necessary measures to safely bring the aircraft back to Muscat.


The full statement of Oman Air as follows:


Due to aircraft damage caused by debris on the runway while landing at Shiraz International Airport, flight WY2435 on May 15, 2023 has been grounded.


Our Engineering team is undertaking the necessary measures to safely bring the aircraft back to Muscat, however, due to paramount safety considerations, it is presently kept grounded and as a consequence, flight WY2436 returning to Muscat has been delayed.


Flight WY2435 and WY2436 are chartered flights, and since Oman Air does not operate scheduled flights to Shiraz, no airport staff are positioned there. However, we are coordinating with the local service provider to keep our passengers updated.


Another aircraft has been dispatched to return our guests to their destination in Muscat. In the meantime, our guests have been provided with accommodation and their needs taken care of.


Whilst the incident was outside the control of Oman Air, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our priority at all times remains the utmost safety of our valued guests and crew.


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