Sunday, 18 November 2012

Emergency landing in Karachi Airport after PIA plane catches fire

KARACHI: The engine of a  London bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus 310 caught fire during  take off from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport forcing it to perform an emergency landing on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

The national carrier’s aircraft caught fire while taking off from the runway, according to eyewitness accounts.

An emergency was declared at the airport.

The Karachi-Lahore-London flight PK 787, carrying 160 passengers,  landed safely after developing a technical fault in one of its engines.

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