As Tyres Burst: PIA flight narrowly escapes disaster

Published: February 21, 2012

QUETTA: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Karachi-Quetta-Islamabad flight narrowly escaped disaster when the aircraft’s tyres burst on landing at Quetta International Airport on Monday. According to an official of PIA, the flight number PK-352 met the accident while landing at Quetta airport. “Both tyres burst as the aircraft touched the runway. However, all the passengers remained unhurt,” said the official. Authorities had rushed to the site for rescue immediately after the incident and all the passengers were evacuated safely. The incident caused cancellation of several flights. An engineering team from Karachi was on its way to repair the aircraft.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • positive pakistani
    Feb 21, 2012 - 1:10PM

    How many more times…………??? I repeat …..HOW MANY MORE TIMES????


  • asim
    Feb 21, 2012 - 1:30PM

    No matter what happens, our government is going to keep pouring money into this sick organization.


  • M.S
    Feb 21, 2012 - 3:02PM

    PIA shoudl be banned & all the idiots running it should be thrown out from the MD to the Aircraft cleaning crew! The airline has already gone to the dogs & is in shambles. It is a disaster of epic proportions waiting to happen (God forbid) & is worstening Pakistan’s image abroad!
    Complete new training & hiring methodology is required which our Middle Eatern friends running successful airlines can help us with & we should understand the “Holy Grail” of Airlines which is “Service, Safety & Quality” in all respects ie. Staff especially Air Hostesses, Cabin environment, Food quality & comfort of passengers in all respects! There is no other way!


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