Tag: Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration AP-BHP performing flight PK-605 from Islamabad to Gilgit (Pakistan) with 53 people on board, experienced runway excursion. The aircraft landed on Gilgit’s runway 25 but overran the end of the runway and subsequently skidded sidewards off the runway coming to a stop past the […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

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 […]

Russian Jet Fighters in Asia: Why Politics Still Matters

Reading Time: 4 minutes Moscow faces competition in attempting to sell its most modern jet in Asia. Its best selling point is still politics. Russia is known for exporting combat aircraft throughout the world. From the beginning of the Cold War onward, Soviet and Russian MiGs, Sukhois and Yaks have formed the backbone of many air forces throughout the […]