Saudi plane seized in French dispute

19 April 2009

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-200 has been seized upon its arrival from Riyadh at the airport by bailiffs at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, according to Europe 1 radio station. Bailiffs were acting on instructions from the Saint Nazaire commercial tribunal in the west of France. Eagle Aviation, an aircraft leasing firm based in Saint Nazaire, claims that it is owed $2m for providing the aircraft.

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