Abu Dhabi-Karachi flight makes emergency landing after wing malfunction

Abu Dhabi-Karachi flight makes emergency landing after wing malfunction
The plane declared an emergency and was forced to land last week after the outer layer of the fuel tank on the plane's left wing was ripped off by strong winds.
Published: 16 July 2017 - 3:02 a.m.
By: ASC Staff

Passengers aboard a Abu Dhabi-Karachi Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight were evacuated after the plane made an emergency landing at Peshawar airport.

The plane declared an emergency and was forced to land last week after the outer layer of the fuel tank on the plane's left wing was ripped off by strong winds during the flight, reports The Express Tribune.

Civil Aviation officers at Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport were quoted as saying in the report that Flight PK-281 landed safely and all its passengers were evacuated with incident.

Equipment to fix the damaged wing was delivered to the airport on a later commercial flight, according to airport officials.

They added that the fuel tank had been replaced and the plane had been declared safe for flight.


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