Plane makes emer­gency land­ing at Karachi air­port

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—A UK-bound Sha­heen Air­lines plane made an emer­gency land­ing at Jin­nah In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Karachi af­ter one of its tyres burst dur­ing lift-off.

The Islamabad-Manch­ester flight NL901 car­ry­ing 150 pas­sen­gers and crew first tried to land in La­hore, but due to bad weather, it was di­verted to Karachi.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, one of the plane’s tyres burst dur­ing de­par­ture and pi­lot was in­formed by the Con­trol Tower.

The fire ser­vice was called at the air­port to deal with any un­to­ward sit­u­a­tion.

The plane has made safe land­ing, ac­cord­ing to Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity (CAA).

It said all pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers were safe.

The air­line had a sim­i­lar ac­ci­dent in Novem­ber last year when a plane was forced to crash land at an air­port in La­hore af­ter its tyres burst dur­ing lift-off from Karachi.

It landed at La­hore Air­port, in the Pak­istani cap­i­tal of the na­tion’s Pun­jab province, with images show­ing it grounded off the run­way in a patch of grass.

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