Gilani's plane makes emergency landing at Chaklala airbase

Published: April 3, 2012
On experiencing technical failure, aircraft carrying prime minister crash lands in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: PID/FILE

On experiencing technical failure, aircraft carrying prime minister crash lands in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: PID/FILE

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s aircraft made an emergency landing at the Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi on Tuesday after experiencing a technical failure, reported Express News.

The pilot called up the air control tower while on its way to Sukkur and reported a technical failure, after which the aircraft landed at the airbase.

All passengers onboard remained safe and the prime minister was also safely escorted from the plane.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Apr 3, 2012 - 4:26PM

    The plane safely landed :(


  • Sindhi Topi
    Apr 3, 2012 - 4:27PM

    Pakistani people are not so lucky.


  • sashayub
    Apr 3, 2012 - 4:28PM

    nah, technical fault, really? ….maybe the army was trying to remind him they also control airspace over Pakistan…..


  • SQ
    Apr 3, 2012 - 4:30PM

    May be now he will look into the sorry state of PIA. otherwise his sons are looting the country with both hands


  • Meekal Ahmed
    Apr 3, 2012 - 4:31PM

    How do we know whether this was an “emergency” or a precautionary landing?


  • Nadir
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Stay classy people, wishing for plane crashes now?


  • Shin this pit
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:49PM

    @Nadir: Why yes, we are! When your country is run by representatives who turn a blind eye to the needs of the people after the election, no matter how loudly they shout then we not only wish for plane crashes, we pray for them. A plane crash has served us well before, hasn’t it?


  • Nadir
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:08PM

    @Shinthispit: And the pilot, the stewards, the security personnel, other gov and military officials on the plane are acceptable losses?


  • Anjum
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:16PM

    Luckely our prime minister and the passengers and crew is safe. No matter what people of pak or indian trolls says our minister can only be removed by the ballot. He did a good job in China representing Pak. Sick and low life characters wish the plane crashed. Pak zindabad


  • saleem islam
    Apr 3, 2012 - 11:59PM

    (nothing to do with any potential crash or whatever) … I just don’t think this guy is FIT to represent Pakistan.


  • Harry Stone
    Apr 4, 2012 - 12:01AM

    It could have hit a drone


  • Adeel Syed
    Apr 4, 2012 - 2:17AM

    Maybe it was disbalanced because of all the looted money in it.


  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:12AM

    Mya be they found a basketfull of mangoes?


  • SK
    Apr 4, 2012 - 3:25AM

    God still has more sufferings for Pakistanis?


  • SM
    Apr 4, 2012 - 7:27AM

    What a shame the plane made it to the ground safely.


  • Billoo Bhaya
    Apr 4, 2012 - 8:51AM

    The wheels needed re-alignment.


  • NP
    Apr 20, 2012 - 8:34PM

    I can’t believe the disgusting comments here. No matter how much you may despise someone how can you wish death him. Things like this make me embarrassed to call myself a Pakistani.


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