PIA flight returns from runway after female passenger falls ill

Manchester-bound flight delayed by 90 minutes owing to incident


Our Correspondent March 13, 2019
Manchester-bound flight delayed by 90 minutes owing to incident.PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight set to take off from Islamabad airport was delayed after a female passenger's health suddenly took a turn for the worse.

Flight PK-701, a Manchester-bound flight, was ready to take-off when Masmata Riaz, a British national, fell ill.

Riaz was then off-loaded at the New Islamabad International Airport, where she was shifted to a trauma center.

The pilot informed the control room and then proceeded for take-off after a 90-minute delay.

WATCH: Passenger finds live worm in meal on London-bound PIA flight

The national flag carrier has been mired in controversies recently.

Last month, a passenger travelling to London was in for a rude awakening as he noticed that the kheer served to him had a live worm in it.

The passenger shared a video of the incident, which soon began doing the rounds on social media.

Sources said the airline’s deputy general manager of flight services summoned the cabin crew of the flight from Lahore to London.

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