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Fire erupts in a grounded aircraft at Karachi airport

The victims included four children and two women. Source: FILE.
KARACHI: A massive fire suddenly erupted on Sunday night in a grounded airplane at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport.
Sources report that the fire exploded unexpectedly in one of the idle aircraft grounded about one kilometer away from the runway. Airport officials, after being notified, called the fire tenders and extinguished the fire.

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Officials said that bushes near ground aircraft caused a fire, which finally engulfed one of the aircraft stationed in the complex. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority took notice of the incident and initiated investigations into the matter.
Earlier on January 22, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) received a green signal from U.S. officials to start direct flights to the country from May this year, the spokesman for the national flag carrier said.

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After two years of negotiations between the U.S. government and the national airline, finally, the approval was given, the spokesman added, “Originally, three flights a week will take off for New York, however with time the number will increase.
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