A division bench of Lahore High Court gave a week’s time to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to file its reply on a bail petition moved by Asmat Mahmood, a Shaheen Airlines pilot, who has been accused of crash landing an aircraft under influence.
Earlier, bench had sought a reply from the CAA and the authority had sought more time to file its reply.
Mahmood made an emergency landing of a Shaheen Airline aircraft at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Sarwar Road police had arrested him on November 3.
The petitioner’s counsel said the captain had been forced to land due to a technical fault in the landing gear of the plane. He said the pilot had no other option but to make an emergency landing.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2016.