Pakistan International Airline faced yet another incident last night when flight PK-740 from Jeddah to Multan was delayed. This was due to reports that the airliner’s generator stopped working just before take off.
Initial reports had said that a fire broke out, and that might have caused the delay. But PIA clarified that it was a malfunctioning generator that caused the problem.
The flight was aborted and the plane was brought back to the parking bay for checkup. All passengers were safely evacuated and brought back to the lounge as the plane needed maintenance work before continuing its flight.
PIA spokesperson confirmed the incident and said that same plane would be operated after rectification of the issue.
PIA sources said that PK740 ultimately took off from Jeddah after several hours and safely landed in Multan early morning today.