Five injured as passenger plane stairway collapses at Islamabad airport

Plane was departing for Dubai when the incident took place


Imran Asghar February 27, 2018
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RAWALPINDI: Five people were injured when the stairway of a passenger plane at Benazir Bhutto International Airport collapsed on Tuesday.

According to airport officials the plane, belonging to Emirates airline, was departing for Dubai when the incident took place.

Rescue officials said four of the people injured in the collapse were passengers including a female American citizen. A loader also sustained injuries. All the injured passengers were taken to Benazir Bhutto Hospital for medical assistance.

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Injured passengers include Muhammad Latif, Kulsoom Beghum, Bilqees Akhtar, Rafia Bibi and loader Qamar.

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According to details by rescue officials, the passengers fell on the runway after the stairway collapsed. The American citizen, identified as 59-year-old Rafia Bibi, suffered head injuries.

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The stairway collapse caused damage to plane’s left wing as it came down and the plane has been moved to the base according to airport sources.

 

COMMENTS (2)

Raja | 3 years ago | Reply I am sorry to say very incompetent staff in varois fields of here at Dubai airport also. Just unbelievable mistakes unavoidable. I recently was refused for job , regardless of my 20 + experience in Aviation industry. Proud to be Pakistan Air Force. Just to say Good Luck Emirates Air
Saeed | 3 years ago | Reply Accidents happen even in a world class airline like Emirates. Nobody died in this case (Alhamdolillah).
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