PIA flight makes emergency landing at Karachi due to technical fault

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KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-741 was heading to Jeddah from Islamabad made emergency landing at Karachi airport after it developed a technical fault.

Also read: Plane makes emergency landing in Islamabad after bird strike

The plane was on its way to Saudi Arabia when its pilot noticed fault. He immediately contacted the control tower and sought permission to make emergency landing at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

As the pilot was granted permission after which he managed to land safely. The passenger of the flight would be sent to Jeddah as soon as the fault is resolved, officials said.

Also read: PIA granted approval to operate Islamabad-Xian direct flights

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) spokesperson told media that engineers found a fault in the aircraft’s backup system rear air turbine. He confirmed that issued had been fixed.

This is the second emergency landing by the Pakistani flights in a span of three days as a private airline made the emergency landing in Karachi on December 2.

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