Royal couple's plane twice aborts Islamabad landing

The royals are on a five-day official visit to Pakistan

Reuters October 17, 2019
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Lahore on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Britain's Prince William said he and his wife Kate were fine after a Royal Air Force plane carrying the royal couple was forced to abort a landing in Islamabad twice on Thursday and return to Lahore after being caught in a severe thunderstorm.

The RAF Voyager plane carrying the royals, who are on a four-day official visit to Pakistan, tried to land twice, at Rawalpindi air base and Islamabad international, before it decided to return to Lahore.

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William, who has previously worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, told reporters after they landed that he and Kate were fine, joking that the problems had been caused because he was flying the plane.


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