Saturday, March 26, 2016

Boeing 777-240LR, Pakistan International Airlines - PIA, AP-BGY: Incident occurred March 25, 2016 at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan



KARACHI: A disaster was averted at the last minute when a PIA flight collided with a tunnel during its landing at the Jinnah International Airport, ARY News reported.

The Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority ordered a probe to be launched into the matter as an inspection was also carried out of the Boeing 777 aircraft.

According to details, Pakistan International Airlines’ Flight 782 almost crashed during its landing due to the pilot’s negligence. 

The flight was carrying passengers from Toronto.

During its landing, the pilot lost control of the plane which then collided with a tunnel. 

The collision also damaged the plane as well, due to which its door could not be opened. This caused inconvenience to the passengers, since they could not be off-boarded for one-and-a-half hour.

Since the air-conditioning system was down, the warmth and humidity inside the plane also became a source of discomfort for the passengers.

Due to hapless administrative measures adopted by the authorities, the passengers were finally able to exit the plane after being much delayed.

The Civil Aviation Authority took notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry. 

Senior administrative officials called for the pilot and assistant pilot’s medical tests, which will be taken later. 

The incident caused delay in other flights’ schedule which prompted passengers to protest at the airport.

Original article can be found here: http://arynews.tv

KARACHI (Dunya News) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-1782 arriving from Toronto to Karachi crashed into a jetty late Friday night. 

None of the passengers on-board suffered any injury and were safely rescued from the airplane. 

Civil Aviation sources say that the department has decided to conduct a medical check-up of the pilot of the crashed plane in order ascertain the cause of the accident.

According to the details, flight PK-1782 crashed into the jetty during landing. 

The plane’s left engine suffered damage due to the accident and caused the doors to lock.

 More than 200 passengers were left trapped in the aircraft for almost an hour after the crash.

PIA‘s staff safely recovered the passengers after an hour with the help of a ladder.

Meanwhile the concerned pilot appears to be reluctant for the medical check-up, saying that he will go through the examination only in the presence of officials of Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA).

Original article can be found here: http://dunyanews.tv

KARACHI (Online) – A Pakistan International Airlines flight (PK-1782) arriving from Toronto to Karachi crashed into a jetty soon after landing at the Jinnah International Airport here on Saturday.

All passengers on board were rescued safely.

Civil Aviation sources said that it has been decided to conduct a medical check-up of the pilot to ascertain his mental and physical health.

The crash caused damage to the plane’s left engine while its doors remained locked and more than 200 passengers were trapped for almost an hour.

According to the sources, the pilot was showing reluctance for medical check-up, saying that he will only undergo medical check-up in the presence of officials of Pakistan Airlines Pilots’ Association.

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

KARACHI: Passengers were trapped inside a Pakistan Airline aircraft for over two hours after it crashed into a jet bridge on Saturday.

The aircraft en route Toronto, from the Jinnah International Airport crashed into a jet bridge while it taxied causing severe damage to its engine and jamming the doors. 

Over 300 passengers were rescued from the aircraft. Civil Aviation Authority has taken blood samples of the pilot to determine his alcohol level. 

It is possible that the pilot was not conscious during takeoff. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.geo.tv

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