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Kuwait Airport Radar Malfunction

Airport radar malfunction
Published Date: January 08, 2009
From the Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: The radar at Kuwait International Airport malfunctioned on Tuesday, but this did not affect air traffic in any way, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation yesterday.

The directorate’s Acting Director of Aviation Equipment Department Sami Al-Hulaibi said the malfunction occurred at 11:30 pm.

All necessary procedures were taken and the emergency standby radar was used, he added, noting that technicians, in cooperation with the manufacturer of the radar, were working to fix the device so that it may render service once again. — KUNA

11:30 pm is like one of the busiest times at Kuwait Airport. Many of the long international flights are taking off, crowds are coming in from India and the far east, and the radar is malfunctioning?? I wonder how long it took before the back-up radar was in place? Will they let us know when the front-line system is operational again?

January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Bureaucracy, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Technical Issue, Travel


  1. This is hilarious! Scary hilarious!!

    Comment by kinano | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. Ntlxpatr :

    If the Radar at the airport didn’t work maybe they can use the traffic department radars that are used on the Highways

    Comment by daggero | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. Here is a good sign, Kinano – their press if free enough to report it, and Sami al-Hualaibi is comfortable making it public. When I really worry is when they hide things, and underlings take it to the papers, which also happens, as you know.

    Daggero – LLOOLLL! I’ve wondered how long the traffic radars and cameras will work, if traffic lights are any measure. It isn’t easy to keep things working smoothly, especially in this climate.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 9, 2009 | Reply

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