An international Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight made an emergency landing at Karachi airport earlier today.
The Toronto-bound flight PK-789 had flown from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday morning.
PIA sources suggest that the Boing-777 plane, carrying more than 300 passengers, developed a ‘technical fault’ while it was in the vicinity of Karachi airspace.
The pilot contacted the nearby air traffic control and was allowed to land at the Jinnah International Airport.
However, the detail of fault and the exact number of the passengers onboard is yet to be revealed.
In a similar incident, a Jeddah-bound PIA flight PK-759, with over 130 passengers on board, had to make an emergency landing after the pilot detected a fault in one of its engines.
The captain had to land the plane after fire alarms were set off in the cockpit and smoke coming out of an engine was visible.
The pilot wasted no time and landed the flight at Lahore airport after receiving permission from authorities. The plane was grounded for repair work, and the passengers were departed to Jeddah via an alternative flight.