Passenger boarding bridge at Karachi airport declared ‘dangerous’

KARACHI: The technical committee of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declared passenger boarding bridge on the Jinnah Worldwide Airport, Karachi as ‘harmful’, ARY Information reported on Saturday.

The Committee really helpful rapid substitute of the bridge to stop any incident.

The CAA had launched an investigation about security requirements of boarding bridges at completely different airports after one such bridge collapsed on the new Islamabad Airport, nevertheless no lack of life occurred. The CAA confirmed earlier than a parliamentary committee on Jan three that the passenger boarding bridge that collapsed on the Islamabad airport final 12 months was due to a design fault.

Passenger boarding bridge collapses at Islamabad airport

The overseas agency that had put in bridge on the Karachi airport has been summoned by the CAA on January 14.

CAA officers say that any incident might happen if the boarding bridge was not modified forthwith.

On October 9, 2018, a passenger boarding bridge collapsed on the Islamabad Worldwide Airport, nevertheless no severe harm was reported.

An unidentified man was injured after the aerobridge collapsed on the airport. It’s not clear whether or not the person injured within the accident was standing on the boarding bridge or was someplace round it. The CAA had initiated an inquiry after the incident.

The brand new Islamabad airport was inaugurated on Could 1 this 12 months, after months of delay. The brand new airport is situated 30km away from central Islamabad, and its development work had began in April 2007.

The airport has a modular design which permits it to deal with 9 million passengers and 50,000 metric tons of cargo initially.

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