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Solo flight for woman passenger after booking error

NEW YORK: An error by airline staff helped a woman fly like a celebrity in an empty aircraft in the US recently. It happened when her flight was cancelled and she was accidentally rebooked onto a plane reserved for transporting airline crew, said a report in The Independent. The woman, identified only as Beth, posted…

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American Airlines employee accused of being violent with passengers

A video has gone viral on social media showing an American Airlines employees hitting a woman passenger who was carrying her baby. Watch the video.

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WATCH: FIA staff tortures female passenger at Islamabad Airport

Female staff of Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) tortured a woman at Benazir Bhutto International Airport following a verbal spat.

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Online fury as passenger dragged off overbooked United flight

Social media anger sparked by footage of United Airlines forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked flight showed no signs of abating Tuesday, with calls for a boycott of the US carrier. The videos taken on the plane and posted to Twitter showed the man, reportedly identified by another passenger as ethnically Chinese, being forcibly…

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Ex CJP son gets into quarrel as he tries to jump the queue at Jeddah airport

In a video obtained by Samaa, a passenger can be seen arguing with Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftihkar Muhammad Chaudhry, at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah airport. The ex-CJP also stands besides his son in the video. Reports said Arsalan Iftikhar allegedly jumped a long queue to reach the airport…

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Inquiry underway in passenger plane emergency landing

LAHORE: Investigations were underway into Tuesday’s emergency landing of a Shaheen Air aircraft at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, Samaa reported. Our correspondent said investigation team, comprising officials of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and PCCA, has recorded statements of pilot, co-pilot and crew members. “According to their statement, the pilot could not see the runway…

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Passenger crash-lands plane in Spain after pilot collapses

MADRID: A woman was seriously injured Sunday in an ultralight aircraft crash in Spain after she was forced to fly the plane — despite having no flight experience – when the pilot lost consciousness, officials said. The woman suffered burns and multiple contusions, while the pilot died, though it was unclear if that happened before…

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Passenger coach attacked in Turbat

QUETTA, Aug 9 (APP): Unknown gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus in Nasir-Abad area of Turbat district on Sunday, no causality was reported. According to the Levies sources, a Karachi-bound passenger coach from Mand carrying people was on its way when armed men opened fire at it and managed to escape from the scene….

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Seven passengers killed as bus overturns in D.G Khan

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Seven persons including three children were killed when a bus turned turtle near Pul Qanbar, some 60 kilometers away from Dera Ghazi Khan on Sunday. According to Rescue 1122, a bus with passengers on board was heading towards Karachi from Buner (KPK) when it overturned due to overspeed near Pul Qanbar. As…

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12 dead as passenger train plunges into canal

GUJRANWALA: At least 12 people were martyred and dozens injured when a special train carrying military personnel plunged into a canal in Punjab’s Gujranwala district, Samaa reported Thursday. Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, the military spokesman, confirmed the death toll. The deceased military personnel were identified as Lt. Colonel Amir Jadoon, Major Adil, Captain Kashif, Soobaydar Islam, Lance Naik…

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Scorpion stings passenger delaying flight

LOS CABOS: A scorpion stung a passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, Oregon, delaying a flight that originated in Mexico, the carrier said on Sunday. Flight 567, which originated in Los Cabos, Mexico, was taxiing for takeoff on Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport when the woman was stung, airline spokesman Cole Cosgrove…

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25 injured as blast hits passenger train

JACOBABAD: At least 25 people were wounded when a blast on railway track hit a passenger train near Jacobabad city of Sindh, leading to derailment of four bogies, Samaa reported Thursday. According to police and rescue officials, the explosion hit Khushhal Khan Khattak Express near Dilmurad Railway Station in Jacobabad district bordering Balochistan. The train…

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Passenger arrested at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: A passenger has been arrested at Islamabad airport as his name was included in Exit Control List (ECL), Samaa reported Saturday. According to sources, the passenger, Muhammad Akram, flew to Islamabad from Qatar through a private airline. The sources said that passenger was wanted in a murder case. The accused has been handed over…

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Small passenger plane crashes in Colombia killing seven

BOGOTA: A small passenger plane crashed in northern Colombia on Wednesday, killing all six passengers and the pilot, who had warned air traffic control of a mechanical fault moments before, the website of the El Tiempo newspaper reported. The Cessna aircraft operated by Alas, a small regional airline, disappeared while flying the Bucaramanga to Malaga…

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Rowdy passenger forces UK-bound flight to return

HONG KONG: A rowdy British passenger forced a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight to return to Hong Kong on Monday after he “lost control”, police said. The 26-year-old, identified only as “Robert”, was on a Heathrow-bound plane from Hong Kong International Airport and became disruptive after the flight had been in the air for more than…

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Explosions on Indian train in Chennai kill female passenger

NEW DELHI: Two explosions ripped through a passenger train in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Thursday, killing a 22 year-old female passenger, officials said. The blasts occurred in two coaches just as the train was approaching the city's central station. A total of nine people were injured, two of them seriously, in addition…

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Illegal 9-seater rickshaws replace passenger coaches in Karachi

Fiasal Shakeel sheds light on illegal 9-seater rickshaws’ use, as replacement of passenger coaches, on all key routes of Karachi.

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Rickshaw passenger shot dead in Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: Some unknown armed attackers shot dead a rickshaw passenger on Qambrani Road of Quetta, SAMAA reports.According to police, this incident of killing occurred near Bank Colony on Qambrani Road where two alto car riders opened fire at a rickshaw and fled away easily after killing a passenger in that.The firing victim youth was…

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Passenger train, bus collide in Canada's capital, six dead

OTTAWA: A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa on Wednesday, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emergency officials said.The front of the red double-decker bus was sheared off and the engine of the VIA Rail train had derailed, but the train cars remained upright…

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Dead cockroach found in PIA passenger’s food

Staff ReportISLAMABAD/ MANCHESTER: A dead cockroach was found in food packet served by a cabin crew to a passenger travelling in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight. SAMAA reports on Sunday.According to reports, the flight, PK-711, was going to New York from Manchester.The passenger shouted when he saw the cockroach in the food and protested…

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One passenger killed, 27 injured in Sanghar bus crash

Staff ReportSANGHAR: At least one passenger has been reported killed and 27 injured in a bus crash in Tehsil Khapro of Sanghar, SAMAA reports.A speedy bus, heading to Khero from Khai area of Sanghar, overturned near Kali Mori area of Tehsil Khapro, leaving 28 passengers injured on the spot.The rescue teams moved all injured to…

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