Two planes escape disaster over Karachi Airport
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Two passenger planes escaped disaster at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Saturday as birds collided with both the aircraft while landing, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting sources.
A bird hit the Qatar Airways flight QR-610 coming from Doha to Karachi while it was trying to land at runway 25L. The bird struck the engine number 2 of the plane which was carrying 150 passengers.
In the second incident, a bird also hit a PIA flight coming from Sukkur to Karachi. The bird struck the plane at a height of 2,500 feet during landing.
The CAA’s relevant department has issued guidelines for pilots to observe precautions while taking off and landing at the Karachi Airport, said sources.
Reporter Samar Abbas