Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PIA plane lands safely after engine fire

KARACHI: A London-bound PIA flight PK-787, carrying airline officials and 167 passengers, landed safely at the Karachi airport as the engine of the plane caught fire soon after take off, eyewitness said.

Emergency was imposed at the airport, while Doctors, ambulances and fire tenders were also put on standby.

However, Director Airport Services Asif Bashir said that the engine of the plane didn’t catch fire, adding that it only experienced a technical fault.

Speaking to Geo News, a passenger on board the flight said he had not seen any fire however the plane did shake intensely after takeoff.


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