KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights from Riyadh had to make an emergency landing at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, after the plane had experienced a technical error, ARY NEWS reported city sources.
According to the details, PIA PK-8726 flight from Riyadh was scheduled to land at Multan airport but developed a technical error, forcing him to make an emergency landing at Karachi airport.
“The plane landed safely at the airport,” they said, adding that an alternative aircraft had been arranged for passengers to leave for Multan.
Sources say that problems develop with aircraft doors because they cannot be closed properly.
Passengers, upon learning of this problem, refused to fly from the same aircraft and demanded the authorities to make alternative arrangements for them.
It is important to mention here that at least 97 people have been killed while two others survived miraculously after an ill-fated PIA plane crashed on a residential building near Karachi airport just two days before Eid.
Federal Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan earlier said that the investigation report for the ill-fated Pakistani International Airlines (PIA), PK-8303, would be presented before the two houses of Parliament on June 22.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan, while speaking on the floor of the Senate, vowed that a fair and transparent investigation would be held to get the facts behind the PIA plane crash incident in Karachi.
He said that compensation money would be given to affected families due to damage to their homes at the accident site. He detailed that the plane crashed in a civilian residential area and 16 houses were damaged. The government distributed Rs1 million in compensation among 82 affected families, he added.
Khan details 99 passengers on the plane, where 97 martyrs and two people miraculously survived the incident.
“All institutions have jointly carried out rescue and rescue activities after a plane crash, as well as local residents living near the crash site”
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