An Oman Air flight travelling between Muscat and Salalah on Monday had to return to Muscat shortly after take off following damage to its cockpit window.
As a precautionary measure, oxygen masks were deployed on the evening flight (WY3905), but were not needed as there was no loss of pressurisation, and all 100 passengers and six crew on the Boeing B737-800 returned to Muscat safely.
An investigation is now being carried out into the cause of the damaged window.
Oman Air has one of the youngest fleets in the skies, with an average age of less than five years. Passengers were offered seats on later flights.
In a statement, the airline said: “Oman Air is sorry for the resulting disruption to travel plans, but our over-riding concern remains the safety of our all our customers and crew.
“We would like to thank all passengers on the flight for their patience and co-operation. We would also like to thank the flight crew for their prompt and professional action in safeguarding the wellbeing of everyone aboard.”