PIA flight makes emergency landing at Lahore Airport
LAHORE – A Pakistan International Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Lahore Airport.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, PK-759, from Lahore to Jeddah on Sunday made emergency landing at Lahore airport due to a technical fault in the aircraft.
A PIA flight narrowly escaped from accident as its engine caught fire soon after taking off at airport and the passengers were offloaded after its fire alarm system malfunctioned. The pilot timely made emergency landing after which, all 130 passengers were safely rescued.
According to PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar, there was no fire on the plane, as other news outlets were reporting. The fire alarm went off, he said, but it wasn’t due to a fire. “It was a technical issue in the avionic system,” he explained.
The fire warning system wasn’t working properly, he said, adding that this is the system that tells you if there is a fire. “Because of that malfunction, we grounded the flight. PIA doesn’t fly with faulty planes,” he added.