PIA flight skids off the runway in Balochistan’s Panjgur

November 10, 2018

A PIA flight, PK-517, skidded off the runway in Balochistan’s Panjgur Saturday morning.

No injuries were reported and, according to PIA, all passengers aboard the flight are safe.

The flight was travelling from Karachi to Panjgur. It took off from Karachi at 8am.

The Pakistan Air Line Pilots’ Association has issued a statement saying that it stands by the pilot and lauds his professionalism. It has called for a transparent technical investigation into the incident according to Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

It wants the investigation to determine the contributing factors leading to the accident and make safety recommendations. It has offered the services of its ATR pilots to join the investigation as observers. PALPA also wants the findings of the investigation to be made public once it is completed.