KARACHI: A Dubai-bound passenger flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), PK 213, made an emergency landing at Karachi airport after one of its engines caught fire minutes after taking off from here, Geo News reported Sunday.
According to PIA spokesman Mashoor Tajwar, all the 62 people on board, including 54 passengers and plane’s crew, remained safe in the incident.
He said a team of experts and engineers has started the plane’s inspection from various aspects.
Earlier, the control tower issued a red alert, as preparations were made for the plane’s emergency landing at Karachi airport.
The initial report of a plane flying low came from eye witnesses from Korangi area. They also reported witnessing one of the wings of the plane being on fire, causing panic among the area people.
According to sources, arrangements have been made to accommodate the passengers in another flight which is scheduled to take off at 1:30 AM (Monday) for Dubai.
SOURCE – A Korean Air flight from Dallas to Seoul made an emergency landing Sunday at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after problems during takeoff.
Korean Air Flight 32 took off around 11:50 a.m. and soon after departure, its pilot reported an issue and said the plane needed to land, airport spokesman David Magaña said. The plane circled overhead for about 40 minutes to dump fuel and landed safely. No one was injured and airport fire crews found no “remaining hazards,” Magaña said.
SAN JOSE — An incoming jetliner made a nerve-rattling landing Wednesday at Mineta San Jose International Airport with crash rigs at the ready after the flight crew reported blowing a tire during its takeoff in Denver, airport and fire officials said.
The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 landed safely about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday as the crash team and a two-alarm engine response from the San Jose Fire Department stood by on Runway 30L.
Fire crews were dispatched as a precaution, airport spokeswoman Vicki Day said. The emergency detail was summoned about 30 minutes before the aircraft touched down in San Jose, which was its scheduled destination.
After the plane landed, it was able to taxi to the gate under its own power. Day said the aircraft has redundant tires to compensate for these situations.
Still, anticipation of the landing was more harrowing than usual in light of the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, which resulted in three deaths, including one person who was accidentally run over by a fire engine.
Day said Wednesday’s ordeal in San Jose was an example of authorities taking all the precautions possible.
ST. PETERSBURG — An Allegiant Air flight bound for St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport made an emergency landing Sunday night in Georgia, where its 155 passengers were told to evacuate the plane — and then placed on buses to drive the rest of the way.
“The pilots had an indication of a possible fire in the cargo hold,” said Allegiant spokesman Brian Davis. “In an abundance of caution, they made the decision to land and get everyone off the plane.”
Everyone evacuated safely using the escape chutes and no one was injured. Flight 863 was en route from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and landed in Albany, Ga. It wasn’t clear late Sunday whether there actually had been a fire.