KARACHI: A spokesman for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Sunday clarified media reports regarding flight PK-719 (Lahore-Milan-Paris) having a technical fault before its take off from Lahore, and termed such reports as “totally baseless and misleading”.
“The aircraft was fully airworthy at the time of take off from Lahore. Probably a bird or some other foreign object hit the tail of the aircraft, slightly damaging it, shortly before it landed at Milan”, the spokesman for the national flag carrier said.
“This was detected during routine inspection carried out before each flight. The passengers who had to travel onward to Paris were sent through another airline,” the spokesman remarked.
The aircraft is being repaired and would soon be made operational, he added. –APP