PIA plane escapes disaster after windscreen cracks
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The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane Boeing-777 made an emergency landing at the Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport minutes after its departure from Lahore Airport following a crack appeared in the plane’s windscreen on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Jeddah-bound flight was carrying 300 passengers from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore but the plane’s windscreen got a crack.
The plane’s captain contacted the Karachi Control Tower and asked for emergency landing at the Karachi Airport.
There were over 300 passengers in the PIA flight PK-759.
Moreover, PIA announced plans to launch flights from Faisalabad to Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan after Eidul Fitr.
The economy class ticket from Faisalabad to Skardu flight will cost Rs11,680 to Rs18,430 while executive economy base ticket fare will be from Rs20,810 to Rs23,200.
Reporters Saeed Ahmed Saeed and Imran Aslam