Tag: PIA

PIA Boeing 777 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200, performing flight from Peshawar (Pakistan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with about 300 people on board, encountered bird strike. Aircraft was climbing out of Peshawar’s runway 35 when a bird impacted the nose of the aircraft. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb to FL380 and […]

PIA ATR-72 Experiences Runway Excursion on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Karachi to Panjgur (Pakistan) with 54 people on board, experienced runway excursion on landing. Aircraft landed on Panjgur’s runway 31 but overran the end of the runway, burst both left hand tyres on soft ground and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There […]

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 […]

PIA Chairman Resigns in Wake of Fatal Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Just under a week after Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PH661, an ATR 42-500 turboprop airplane, crashed on its approach to Islamabad, killing all 48 passengers and crew on board, Azam Saigol, PIA’s Chairman, has resigned, stating personal reasons. While it is still not clear what caused the crash near Havelian, officials have indicated that […]