Runway Closed Temporarily: Three injured as plane crash-lands

It is too early to determine the cause of the crash


Our Correspondent March 18, 2016

KARACHI: Three people were injured after a private chartered plane, with 18 people on-board and threw crew members, crash-landed at Jinnah International Airport on Friday. The plane, which belongs to Aircraft Sales and Services, took-off at 8:24am and after attaining a height of 25 to 30 feet made a crash landing, said Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Parvez George. The plane was chartered by Pakistan Petroleum Limited and was travelling to Sukkur, he informed. A rescue team immediately rushed to the scene where they took control of the situation, he added. In the aftermath of the crash, the runway was closed from 8:25am to 13:02pm, while aviation traffic continued to use the secondary runway of the airport. CAA director-general has ordered an inquiry into the incident, said the spokesperson. It is too early to determine the cause of the crash, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2016.

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