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Pakistan expresses condolences over plane crash in Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed condolences on the news of a military plane crash in Isparta province of Turkey on January 17. According to a statement issued here by Foreign Office, Government and people of Pakistan would like to convey their condolences to the brotherly people of Turkey on the loss of precious lives as…

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Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards sea

A Pegasus Airlines aircraft is pictured after it skidded off the runway at Trabzon airport by the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey, January 14, 2018. Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS ISTANBUL: A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of…

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Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

Ankara: People wounded in the weekend’s massive bombing in Somalia — the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation — were flown to Turkey on Monday for treatment, an AFP photographer said. The Turkish military plane carrying 35 wounded Somalis landed at an Ankara airport, where ambulances were at the ready to rush the…

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PIA plane escapes mid-air disaster

LAHORE: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight heading to Saudi Arabia from Sialkot escaped disaster on Wednesday when it made an emergency landing after smoke erupted from the plane. According to our correspondent, PIA flight PK-755, which departed Sialkot for Riyadh at 6am, made an emergency landing at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport after smoke…

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US woman sentenced to eight months home detention for drunkenly groping 19-year-old woman on plane

NEWS DESK: A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to eight months home detention for drunkenly groping a fellow female passenger onboard an Alaskan Airlines flight, reported Daily Mail. Heidi McKinney was sentenced in Portland, Oregon, on Monday for the incident that took place in May last year. She had pleaded guilty to assault with intent…

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Video: Plane shakes like ‘washing machine’ after technical fault

A passenger on board an AirAsia X plane has filmed it shaking like a “washing machine” after suffering a technical fault. The flight D7237 was forced to turn back to Perth after taking off for Malaysia just before 07:00 local time (00:00BST) on Sunday. Watch the video.

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No official intimation about heroin recovery from PIA plane: Adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Division Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi Wednesday said there was no official intimation about recovery of narcotic from the PIA plane in London. Addressing a news conference, he said reports were arriving through media that UK authorities had recovered narcotic from the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s flight…

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United Air removes couple traveling to wedding from plane

An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. According to the couple, who said they were en route to get married, a federal marshal had…

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Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan with 45 on board: officials

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan’s north-western city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said. “The weather is not good. Visibility was not good up to now and (the plane) was landing from the east to west then it just crashed (off) the…

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Plane’s wheel catches fire

JEDDAH: Hundreds of passengers were evacuated safely from an Iraqi Airways plane on Saturday after a wheel caught fire on landing in Saudi Arabia, Saudi state media said. Emergency crews evacuated 356 passengers “in record time without any casualties”, the official Saudi Press Agency said. The aircraft was landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in…

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Bomb alarm: PIA plane makes emergency landing at UK airport

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was diverted to Stansted Airport in London owing to a bomb threat. According to PIA’s station manager, flight PK-757 asked permission to make an emergency landing at the Heathrow Airport. The authorities, however, denied the request due to security concerns and diverted the plane to Stansted Airport. #PIA…

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PIA becomes first Pakistani airline to fly Boeing 737-800 aircraft

KARACHI: Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft acquired by the PIA on wet lease from a Turkish operator earlier this week were put into operation on Friday, a spokesman for the national flag carrier said here. “No other airline in Pakistan is currently using this aircraft,” it was pointed out. The aircraft have been obtained for a…

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Snake on Dubai-bound flight grounds plane

A Dubai-bound Emirates flight was cancelled as a serpentine stowaway discovered in the cargo hold. “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding,” Khaleej Times quoted the statement of the Emirates spokesperson….

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Plane makes emergency landing at Lahore airport

LAHORE: A plane of private airlines made an emergency landing at Lahore airport on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the emergency landing was made after fire broke out at one engine of the Airbus 330. A team of technical experts are inspecting the affected engine.

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Plane with nearly 41 people on board crashes in Siberia

An Il-18 aircraft with 32 passengers and seven crew members on board has crashed in the Bulunsky district of Yakutia, Siberia, Russian news agency Tass reported. “The Il-18 plane, which flew from the Koltsovo airport in Yekaterinburg, on Monday, December 19, crashed 27 kilometers from the Tiksi village,” a source told the agency. An evacuation of the…

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PIA grounds ATR 42 after technical fault 

PIA said today that it has grounded an ATR 42 after the aircraft developed a “technical fault” as it was to fly as PK 581 from Multan to Karachi. This is the same kind of aircraft that crashed near Havelian on December 7.

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Nine bodies of plane crash victims handed over to relatives

Administrator Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital Dr. Altaf Hussain Saturday said nine identified bodies have been handed over to family members of PIA plan crash victims. Talking to media, he said DNA samples of family members of all Pakistani victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash have been collected. He said efforts are being made for…

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DNA sample of 20 families of plane crash victims collected: PIMS

ISLAMABAD: PIMS Administrator Dr. Altaf Hussain on Thursday confirmed that 47 bodies of PIA plane crash victims were shifted to PIMS. Taking to APP, he said all the victims bodies were shifted to OCH PIMS through 1122 and Edhi ambulances. He said 24 samples had been collected from the family members of the deceased for…

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China offers condolence to families of plane crash victims

BEIJING: China on Thursday expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims in Wednesday’s Pakistani plane crash. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a routine press briefing. A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with 48 people onboard, including one Chinese national, crashed in the country’s northwest Havelian area on…

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PIA to investigate plane crash: Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chairman Azam Saigol Wednesday said complete investigation would be carried out into the crash of ATR aircraft near Havelian. Speaking at a press conference here, he said, “We will investigate how the plane met the accident.” He said there was no technical fault in the plane. ATR planes were considered…

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Three foreigners among PIA plane crash victims

ISLAMABAD: Three foreigners, including two Austrians and one Chinese, were among 47 passengers who were on board a PIA plane which crashed into a mountainous region on Wednesday. The Islamabad-bound PIA flight PK661 which took off from Chitral, came down in Havelian town of Abbottabad district. None survived. According to a list issued by the…

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