Bird strike forces PIA flight to make technical landing


KARACHI:

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for Skardu from Karachi was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Multan on Wednesday due to a bird strike.

The national carrier’s Flight PK-455 took off from Karachi at 6:10 am on Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the matter. However, the Airbus aircraft encountered a technical fault mid-flight, prompting the captain to initiate an emergency landing at Multan airport under the guidance of air traffic control.

Upon inspection of the aircraft, it was discovered that a bird strike had occurred during the flight, sources revealed.

Engineers conducted a thorough examination and subsequently deemed the plane airworthy. Following the clearance, passengers were able to resume their journey on the same aircraft.

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