Muscat: Oman Air, the sultanate’s state-owned carrier, diverted its flight WY414 coming from Amman to Abu Dhabi International Airport due to technical issues.
A scheduled flight from Amman, Jordan, to Muscat was diverted to Abu Dhabi due to technical issues, said Oman Air in its official twitter handle.
The flight was supposed to take off from Amman 7.50pm on Sunday and arrive in Muscat at 12.20am on Monday, but was delayed. The plane landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 4am on Monday. The passengers were asked to disembark to fix the technical issues, which lasted for more than three hours.
Passengers said that the carrier did not provide them with meals and hotel accommodation despite the long delay.
The flight departed from Abu Dhabi at 10.45am to Muscat, according to Oman Air.
On July 28, a Chennai-bound Oman Air flight from Muscat made an emergency landing at Goa International Airport after a passenger was taken ill, the airline said in a statement.
The statement added that flight WY251 later arrived at Chennai Airport and returned to Muscat International Airport at 5.14pm Oman time.
The woman was reported sick mid-air as she suffered a cardiac arrest and later died, according to Indian media reports.
Oman Air apologised for the lengthy wait and inconvenience caused.