A Turkish Airlines flight departing from Lahore for Istanbul escaped a major accident on Tuesday.
According to airport sources, the flight took off from Lahore airport bound for Istanbul when a bird struck the plane, severely damaging it. The pilot fortunately managed to land the plane safely back at the airport.
About 350 passengers were onboard the flight who were transferred to the international departure lounge and the flight was postponed indefinitely.
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Airline authorities advised passengers to go home due to the indefinite flight delay, which led to the passengers protesting at the terminal, demanding hotel accommodation from the airline.
Airport Security Force called in reinforcements to prevent passengers from protesting and control the situation.
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