Two injured as charter plane crash-lands at Karachi airport

Published: March 18, 2016
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There were 18 people on board, including the pilot. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

There were 18 people on board, including the pilot. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

KARACHI: A charter plane with 18 people on board crash-landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday, Express News reported.

Two people were reportedly injured in the incident.

Reports suggested the plane had to make an emergency landing as soon as it took off.

Rescue teams and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials arrived at the scene and the runway was closed.

Shaheen Air crash-lands in Lahore, CAA denies reports of casualties

In November last year, a Lahore-bound Shaheen Air flight, carrying 121 passengers and crew members, made an ‘emergency landing’ at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

It was initially reported that at least 10 passengers received ‘minor’ injuries when the plane landed due to a burst tyre; however, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) denied the claims, saying all passengers remained unhurt and that flight NL-142 landed at the airport and shortly afterwards went off the runway.

A medical report revealed the pilot was intoxicated and fatigued at the time of landing.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Parvez
    Mar 18, 2016 - 12:22PM

    Connecting NL142 with this incident without much back up …is rather odd.Recommend

  • Amir
    Mar 18, 2016 - 12:36PM

    Why can not you stick to this story? Had to bring in Shaheen? Should have given more details about this incidence? Where the plane was going, what happened, etcRecommend

  • Khan
    Mar 18, 2016 - 1:00PM

    Poor reporting! What has the Shaheen Air incident got to o with this incident??Recommend

  • Student
    Mar 18, 2016 - 3:07PM

    Congr8 guys for new life and salute for Mr. Pilot on successful crash landing. Its really an art. Recommend

  • Mar 18, 2016 - 3:57PM

    Must be a great pilot to land the plane safely without any major loss and thus averted a disaster!Recommend

  • Logitech
    Mar 19, 2016 - 6:57PM

    Since we’re talking about Shaheen here, I must warn all future passengers from that airline unless they like spending the entire night at the airport.

    Shaheen cancels flights if they have fewer than expected passengers for them. It’s wrong.Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 20, 2016 - 5:55PM

    Should give the names of injured people. Pilot name , etc. Poor reporting.Recommend

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