Charter Plan Crash Landed on Karachi Tarmac Injuring Two
KARACHI: At least two people were reported injured when a charter plane carrying 18 passengers on board crash-landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday, media reported.
According to initial reports, the plane had to make an emergency landing as soon as it took off.
Rescue teams and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials have arrived at the scene and the runway has been closed.
In November last year, a Lahore-bound Shaheen Air flight, carrying 121 passengers and crew members, made an ‘emergency landing’ at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
It was initially reported that at least 10 passengers received ‘minor’ injuries when the plane landed due to a burst tyre; however, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) denied the claims, saying all passengers remained unhurt and that flight NL-142 landed at the airport and shortly afterwards went off the runway.
A medical report revealed that the pilot was intoxicated and fatigued at the time of landing.
“The allowed blood alcohol concentration alcohol level for pilots is 0.03 but the pilot’s was 0.83 at the time,” the official said.
The revelation came during a meeting chaired by CAA Director General Amjad Ali Toor.
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