PIA plane grounded after hitting baggage tractor at Islamabad airport

By: News Desk      Published: 01:13 PM, 15 Feb, 2021
PIA plane grounded after hitting baggage tractor at Islamabad airport

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft was damaged after it hit a baggage tractor at New Islamabad International Airport, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Monday.

A spokesperson for the national airline confirmed the accident and said the airline’s Airbus-320 has been grounded for essential repair.

The accident took place when the aircraft was preparing to depart for Sharjah, as a result of which the plane’s VHF antenna got damaged.

According to the TV channel report, the accident occurred as the baggage tractor’ driver felt a sudden heart pain and lost the control of the tractor that ran into the airplane which was getting ready to take off.

Another flight was arranged to take passengers to Sharjah after the plane was grounded.