LAHORE: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Lahore-bound flight carrying 468 Umrah pilgrims on Tuesday was struck by a storm leaving ten passengers injured, The Express Tribune has learnt.
PK flight 7322, travelling from Jeddah to Lahore, got stuck in an air pocket causing the plane to dive leaving passengers terrified, said PIA spokesperson Athar Awan.
He added that only those passengers who had not fastened their seatbelts received minor injuries. While ten have been reported as injured, Awan confirmed only six injuries and reassured that the plane had safely landed at Allama Iqbal Airport at its scheduled time. He added that air pockets were a routine problem for airplanes. The incident took place over Rahim Yar Khan.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2011.