KARACHI - A Dubai-bound passenger flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), PK 213, made an emergency landing at Karachi Airport after one of its engines caught fire minutes after taking off from Sunday.
According to PIA spokesman Mashoor Tajwar, all the 62 people on board, including the crew members of the plane, remained safe in the incident. He said a team of experts and engineers has started the plane’s inspection from various aspects.
Earlier, the control tower issued a red alert, as preparations were made for the plane’s emergency landing at Karachi airport. The initial report of a plane flying low came from eyewitnesses from Korangi area. They also reported witnessing one of the wings of the plane being on fire, causing panic among the area people.
LOW-INTENSITY BLAST INJURES TWO: At least two people were wounded in a low intensity explosion in Baldia Town. Police officials said that the explosion took place in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Baldia Town. Following the explosion, extra contingent of law enforcers reached there and cordoned off the area. According to initial investigation, at least two armed men riding a motorcycle were behind the incident, who lobbed a hand grenade at a local restaurant in the area.
They said that the owner of the hotel was demanded by some unidentified extortionists to pay Rs3 million money.