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PIA aircraft-shaped balloon seized in IoK

NEW DELHI: The Indian police reportedly seized a balloon in the shape of the Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) aircraft in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The seizure of the PIA balloon was reported in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector

Baggage van hits Sharjah-bound aircraft at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft was damaged after it was struck by a baggage carrying van at New Islamabad International Airport. A spokesperson for the national airline confirmed the accident and said the aircraft has been grounded for

Divers recover ‘black box’ from crashed Indonesian aircraft

JAKARTA: Indonesian navy divers searching the ocean floor have recovered a “black box” from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The recovery of the device is expected to help investigators determine

Indonesian drivers locate black boxes from crashed jet

JAKARTA: Indonesian navy divers scouring the sea bed were closing in on data recorders from a Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the sea two days ago with 62 people on board minutes after takeoff from Jakarta’s main airport. The

Virgin Galactic spacecraft forced to abort test flight

WASHINGTON: Virgin Galactic’s passenger aircraft Space Ship Two was forced to abort a test flight on Saturday after a technical malfunction. Richard Branson’s space tourism company, which is preparing for commercial flights next year, was testing its customer cabin, horizontal

FIA forms JIT to investigate PIA crash in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a Joint Investigation Team to investigate the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 crash in Karachi. The team was formed on the recommendations of the Senate Standing on Interior which had taken notice

CM Sindh requests six aircraft for locust control operation

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged the federal government to provide six aircraft for spray in desert areas as locust swarms have once again started attacking standing crops in the province. This chief minister, while presiding

Airbus team arriving in Karachi to investigate PIA plane crash

KARACHI: A team of aircraft manufacturer Airbus is expected to arrive in Karachi on Monday (today) to assist the investigation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on Friday. 97

PIA crash tragedy

Amid the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, the nation has been struck with another tragedy. A PIA passenger aircraft crashed on Friday near Karachi airport just moments before it was about to land. There were 91 passengers aboard the ill-fated

PIA crashed aircraft was declared fit to fly last month

KARACHI: The ill-fated aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines, which crashed in Karachi on Friday, was declared fit for flights till October 25, 2020. The Chief Engineer Quality Assurance at Jinnah International Airport conducted an assessment on 28 April 2020 and

Fire erupts in a grounded aircraft at Karachi airport

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

World’s first electric racing aircraft unveiled in Dubai

DUBAI: An Airbus-backed air racing tournament unveiled an electric-powered sports aircraft on Sunday, billed as the world’s first, as the European planemaker seeks to boost its green aerospace technology. Several companies, including US ride-hailing company Uber, are working on electric-powered