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PIA aircraft skids off runway during landing at Panjgur Airport

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) aircraft veered off the runway at Panjgur Airport, Balochistan this morning, ARY News reported. As many as 57 passengers were aboard the flight PK-517 that was heading to Panjgur from Karachi, however, all the passengers remained safe, PIA spokesperson later said in a statement. The incident occurred when the plane was touching down the runway and it got veered off the landing belt. According to reports, tyres of the aircraft were partially damaged in the incident.…

PAF aircraft catches fire during crash-landing at Nur Khan airbase

RAWALPINDI: A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) caught fire while making an emergency landing at the Nur Khan airbase on Friday. All crew members on board the plane remained unhurt. According to the PAF spokesperson, the fire that erupted in the aircraft has been put out. The C-130 aircraft was on a routine training mission. He said all the crew members on board the plane remained safe, adding that Air Head Quarters has ordered a probe into the fire incident to ascertain its cause. Earlier this year, a…

No Israeli aircraft landed in Pakistan, Qureshi tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday categorically refuted reports regarding landing of an Israeli aircraft in Islamabad and termed it baseless and fictitious. Replying to Khursheed Shah's query during the National Assembly session, Qureshi stressed that the present government is not responsible for the current economic crisis, the country is passing through the dire economic situation, and it is responsibility of both opposition and treasury benches to collectively work to steer country out of the…

President Alvi says Pakistan not establishing ties with Israel

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday dismissed reports of an Israeli jet landing in Pakistan, saying the government is not establishing any sort of relations with Israel.  Speaking to media at Islamabad airport before his departure for Turkey, the president said the report about the alleged arrival of the plan is baseless and unfounded. He denied in categorical terms that the PTI government is considering establishing ties with Israel. The president said Turkey is an important friend of Pakistan and had…

No Israeli aircraft landed at Islamabad airport, clarifies CAA

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday rebutted the claims about arrival of an Israeli aircraft at Islamabad airport.  A CAA spokesperson stated in categorical terms that no aircraft from Israel touched down at any airport in Pakistan. There is no truth in the rumors about arrival of an Israeli plane in Pakistan, he added. This clarification came on the heels of a tweet by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry assailing PML-N stalwart Ahsan Iqbal who shared a media report about the…

SAI aircraft carrying stranded Pakistanis takes off from China

ISLAMABAD: More than 200 Pakistanis, who were stranded in a Chinese city for over a week, heaved a sigh of relief when an aircraft of the Shaheen Air International (SIA) carrying them took off from Guangzhou airport on Monday, ARY News reported. The aircraft reached Guangzhou this morning to bring back 214 passengers stranded there. It is expected to touch down at Lahore airport by 6:00 pm today. The issue surfaced when the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended the airline’s flight operation over non-payment of its…

Two pilots killed as PAF aircraft crashes in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed on Tuesday while landing at the Peshawar Air Base, killing two pilots, ARY News reported.  According to a PAF spokesperson, the aircraft crashed when it was returning from a routine training mission. Two pilots of the aircraft were martyred in the accident. "Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft, while recovering from a routine operational training mission, crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base," a statement…

Training plane crashes in Lahore’s Garden Town

LAHORE: A small training aircraft crashed in the provincial capital’s Garden Town on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to details, the pilot and trainee pilot of the plane suffered minor injuries when their aircraft crashed. After being informed of the crash, rescue 1122 personnel arrived at the spot immediately and shifted pilot Muhammad Faheem and co-pilot Hasham to a nearby medical facility for medical attendance. What caused the crash is yet not clear. Eye witnesses, meanwhile, said the plane crashed…

18 aircrafts added to PIA fleet in last four years, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that 18 aircrafts have been added to the fleet of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over a course of four years and the government plans to induct more planes on dry and wet lease. Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Javed Ikhlas told the house during question hour that the national flag carrier has also been rationalizing its route network under which loss making routes are being closed while additional flights are being introduced on viable…