Lawyer urges suspension of all Kuwait Airways flights
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A Kuwaiti lawyer has called for the suspension of the entire Kuwait Airways fleet for safety reasons, a day after the government grounded five aircraft, it has been reported.
As part of a lawsuit, Hawra Al Habeeb called on the court to assign a team of experts to inspect the air worthiness of the national carrier’s 17-strong fleet.
“The malfunctions at Kuwait Airways planes pose a serious danger to passengers’ lives while the government has failed to take any measure,” Habeeb said in a statement.
The lawsuit and minister’s comments comes days after a Kuwait Airways flight from Kuwait to Jeddah, with 186 passengers onboard, was forced to make an emergency landing due to engine problems, AFP reported.