A private airline’s aircraft travelling from Islamabad to Saudi Arabia narrowly escaped a disaster due to the presence of mind of the pilot.

Sources said that pilot of the private airline’s plane safely landed the aircraft back at the Islamabad airport after detecting a technical fault soon after taking off.

The engineers are carrying out repair work of the aircraft after which the flight will take off again for Saudi Arabia today afternoon.

Meanwhile, the passengers have been shifted to the lounge and they are being taken care of, the airport officials said.