Smashing welcome! Moment Saudi jet is DAMAGED after the water cannon reception at Dubai Airport to mark its arrival. Backfires blow open an emergency hatch and injure a passenger
- A defective hose looked at the side of the plane at Dubai International Airport
- An exit hatch was forced open, which led to the use of a safety gate
- Injured passenger was treated immediately and was able to continue the journey
- Dubai International Airport said it has revised the water cannon salute procedure after the incident
A welcoming water cannon salute failed spectacularly after firefighters from Dubai broke the Saudi plane that they welcomed on the national holiday of the country and injured a passenger.
Footage shows defective hoses from two fire engines & # 39; s on the side of the Saudi Airlines Airbus A320-214 before the water is sent high in the air and crashes.
The water under high pressure hit the left side of the aircraft and forced an outside hatch at the emergency exit in September.
After the hatch was opened inside, a safety slide was automatically deployed.
This led to a main alarm that informed the crew of what was happening and allowed them to stop the plane.
The injured passenger, who was sitting next to the hatch on a window seat, immediately received medical help and was able to continue his journey.
According to a statement from the General Aviation Authority (GAA) of the United Arab Emirates, reported by the local Khaleej Times, there was a technical malfunction with one of the snakes.
Heavily pressurized water jets came out of a faulty hose, opening an emergency exit to the Saudi Airlines Airbus A320-214
The opening of the hatch triggered the deployment of the emergency gate. This injured passenger was close to the hatch
Dubai International Airport (photo) said it revised the water cannon salute procedure after the incident
A fireman had tried to select a high pressure setting on the hose, which would make the water look like a traditional salute, but the hose did not respond correctly.
Dubai International Airport said it has revised the procedure for water cannon salutes in the wake of the incident.
It said: “Immediately after the incident, and in collaboration with the vehicle manufacturer and regulatory authorities, Dubai Airports conducted a thorough inspection of its fire truck fleet and assessed their salute procedures to ensure that the error was not detected elsewhere and to prevent future recurrence & # 39 ;.