Tag: Pakistan Airlines

PIA ATR 72 Collides with Boeing 737 at Karachi Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA ATR 72 collided with a parked Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-400 at the Jinnah International Airport. The ATR engine was being given a run-up during an examination at a hanger, when the ATR ran forward. Its left propeller and engine struck the forward fuselage of another aircraft. The technician present in the cockpit could […]

Pilot Instructor Naps Leaving Trainee to Get 305 Passengers to London

Reading Time: 1 minute A Pakistani pilot entrusted with training a junior flight officer chose instead to sleep his way through much of the flight, placing the lives of the 305 passengers at grave risk. Pilot and trainer Amir Akhtar Hashmi apparently spent a quiet two and a half hours en route, resting comfortably in a business class seat […]

Pakistani Airline Accused of Issuing Handwritten Boarding Passes

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Pakistani airliner is investigating how and why at least seven more passengers than the maximum allowed were able to board a plane in Pakistan and then forced to stand in the aisle for more than three hours from takeoff to landing. Pakistan International Airlines admitted over the weekend that 416 people were on board […]

RAF Jets Escort Pakistan Airlines Flight to London

Reading Time: 1 minute Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London after a passenger became disruptive, police and the British military said. The air force said RAF Typhoon jets were launched from an eastern England air base Tuesday afternoon, and that the plane “was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport,” […]

UPDATED: Pakistan Airlines Plane Crashed Near Abbottabad With 47 On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42-500, flight PK-661 from Chitral to Islamabad (Pakistan) with 47 people on board, declared emergency reporting problems with the left engine, shortly afterwards radio and radar contact was lost with the aircraft. Residents in Havelian near Abbottabad (Pakistan) heard sounds consistent with an impact. The crash site was located at that position […]