Friday, March 18, 2016

Beechcraft 1900D, AP-BII, Aircraft Sales & Services Limited: Incident occurred March 18, 2016 at Karachi-Jinnah International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan



KARACHI: Three people were injured after a private chartered plane, with 18 people on-board and three crew members, crash-landed at Jinnah International Airport on Friday.

The plane, which belongs to Aircraft Sales and Services, took-off at 8:24am and after attaining a height of 25 to 30 feet made a crash landing, said Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Parvez George. 


The plane was chartered by Pakistan Petroleum Limited and was travelling to Sukkur, he informed. 


A rescue team immediately rushed to the scene where they took control of the situation, he added. 


In the aftermath of the crash, the runway was closed from 8:25am to 13:02pm, while aviation traffic continued to use the secondary runway of the airport. 


CAA director-general has ordered an inquiry into the incident, said the spokesperson. It is too early to determine the cause of the crash, he added.


Original article can be found here: http://tribune.com.pk




A charter plane carrying 18 passengers crash landed minutes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport.

Authorities have confirmed that two people were injured due to crash-landing. The flight was on way to Balochistan’s Sui from Sindh metropolitan. Sources said that the aircraft encountered a technical fault.


Besides 18 passengers, the plane was carrying three crew members.


Jinnah International Airport’s runway was shut for all kinds of departures and arrivals until further instructions.


Pakistan International Airline is running in losses for the past many years. The government has decided to sell around 26 percent shares of the national airline.


The PIA employees did not take the decision well though the government had maintained that it is essential for the betterment of the institution.


In January, deficit of Pakistan International Airline was reported to be around Rs 19 billion despite 42 percent shrinkage owing to fall in prices of oil products in international market.


From January 2015 to September 2015, revenue of the national airline decreased by nine percent. The total revenue of PIA in the last nine months was Rs 69 billion.


Plunge in oil prices in the international market resulted in 42 percent decrease in PIA’s deficit. The airlines purchased fuel worth Rs 22 billion in the January-September 2015 period.


Last year in November, a pilot was charged with attempted murder and terrorism after Shaheen Airline’s aircraft crash landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. The pilot was charged as he was found drunk.


Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had conducted medical examination of the crew members which revealed that the pilot was not intoxicated but fatigued as well.


Original article can be found here: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk 




KARACHI:  A charter plane with 18 people on board crash-landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday, Express News reported.

Two people were reportedly injured in the incident.

Reports suggested the plane had to make an emergency landing as soon as it took off.

Rescue teams and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials arrived at the scene and the runway was closed.

In November last year, a Lahore-bound Shaheen Air flight, carrying 121 passengers and crew members, made an ‘emergency landing’ at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

It was initially reported that at least 10 passengers received ‘minor’ injuries when the plane landed due to a burst tyre; however, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) denied the claims, saying all passengers remained unhurt and that flight NL-142 landed at the airport and shortly afterwards went off the runway.

A medical report revealed the pilot was intoxicated and fatigued at the time of landing.

Original article can be found here:   http://tribune.com.pk

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