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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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Names of passengers died in PIA plane crash released

An Islamaabd-bound PIA plane crashed into a hill in Havelian town of Abbottabad district on Wednesday, officials said. According to PIA, 42 passengers and crew members were on board the plane. None survived.  

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Pakistan supplies four Super Mushshak to Nigeria

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman  Monday handed over four Super Mushshak Aircraft to Nigerian Air Force in a ceremony held at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base Kaduna. The trainer aircraft equipped with glass cockpit and enhanced environmental control system, with modernized gadgets were handed over to NAF as part of…

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Indonesian police plane feared crashed

An Indonesian police plane carrying 13 people went missing Saturday on a short domestic flight and is feared crashed, police said, the latest blow to the country’s aviation sector. The M28 Skytruck plane lost contact with air traffic control during what was supposed to be a 1.5 hour flight in western Indonesia. “Fishermen found clothes,…

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Six teams wiped out by plane disasters

LONDON: The plane crash in Colombia involving Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real that killed 76 people is far from the first such tragedy to strike the world of sport. Here is a look at six other disasters: – Italy’s Torino Grande: 1949 –   A plane carrying famed Italian football club ‘Torino Grande’ crashed on…

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Woman jumps out of plane under mysterious circumstances

A woman has jumped off a United Airlines flight after opening the emergency door under mysterious circumstances while the plane was taxiing on the runway of Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, United States. The woman, on board Flight 1892 from New Orleans to Houston, suddenly opened the over-wing exit door and jumped off about 15…

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Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. It is not yet clear if there are any survivors. The chartered plane, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapocoense football team, airport officials said. The team was due…

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Body of new-born baby found on plane in Indonesia

JAKARTA: The body of a new-born baby has been found in the toilet of a plane after it arrived in Indonesia from Doha, with police waiting to question a female passenger, an official said Tuesday. The grim discovery was made late Sunday by cleaners as they moved through the Qatar Airways flight after its arrival…

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Chaos inside Emirates flight after crash landing at Dubai Airport

A mobile phone video has emerged on social media, showing chaotic scenes inside an Emirates Airlines flight which crash-landed at Dubai Airport. All 300 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed. Watch the video.

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