A private airline's passenger plane narrowly escaped an accident as its wing was damaged by a bird-hit while landing at New Islamabad International Airport
“I was panicking in my head, thinking about how I was maybe going to die,” said the 40-year-old, describing his alarm when the Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) Boeing 777 he was on was forced to make an emergency landing
At about 10,900 feet, the autopilot disengaged and the plane rolled to the left more than 45 degrees and started its dive, according to the report
The plane landed at Noor Khan Airbase.
The private airline’s report did not mention anything about a bird striking the plane mid-air, the CAA said.
The dramatic footage was captured at a Serbian airport which showed a cargo plane trimmed the trees after taking off from the runway.
The CAA said that the Karachi-bound flight from Bacha Khan International Airport was postponed after the incident.
The planes were carrying 14 people including the staffers and Afghan diplomats travelling to Kabul from Doha.