PIA once again decides to auction its ATR plane
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The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has once again decided to auction its ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale) plane as previous bidder did not submit the price money, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The previous bidder gave bid of Rs0.83 million against the minimum bid set by PIA was Rs0.84m.
Pertinent to note that a passenger aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) escaped accident after it skidded off the runway while landing at Gilgit airport in 2019.
All passengers remained safe in the incident, the airlines.
He said the pilot skillfully regained control of the plane after the ATR-42 aircraft "slid off to the unpaved [area] to a minor extent during landing".
The flight PK-605 was carrying 53 people, including crew members, from Islamabad to Gilgit, according to the Gilgit deputy commissioner. The aircraft was pictured resting on its right side after coming to a halt in a grassy area next to the tarmac.
Reporter Saeed Ahmed Saeed