Lahore Airport Runway closed, flights diverted
*LAHORE: The runway of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport was immediately closed and several international flights were diverted following an accident of small aircraft on Wednesday.*
Sources said that the runway was closed for flights’ arrival and departure following an accident of small plane occurred due to tyre burst. However, it is unclear to mention whether the incident took place while taking off or during the landing of the aircraft.
Airport sources said that the aircraft belonging to Gulf Air and SereneAir, GF-776 and ER-524 respectively, were not granting permission to land at the airport. SereneAir’s flight ER-524 was immediately diverted to Islamabad due to repair works continued at the runway.
Later, the routine flight operation resumed after completion of the operation to clear the runway.
Gulf Air’s flight GF-766 was landed successfully at the Lahore airport, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials said.