A fiery blast spotted over Portland sparked chatter of UFOs and meteors. One news station said it was merely a plane’s contrail.
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.
A light aircraft with two people on board has ditched in the sea off Jersey in the Channel Islands.
An air-and-sea search operation is under way following the incident this morning about five miles west of Jersey Airport.
The UK-based and American-registered Cessna plane was heading for Jersey airport from Dinan in France, an airport spokesman said.
Destination: A plane bound for Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands has ditched in the sea in poor visibility (file picture)
A spokesman for Jersey airport said: “Search and rescue vessels, including Channel Islands Airsearch, a UK rescue helicopter and a French rescue helicopter are currently assisting in the search-and-rescue operation, as well as lifeboats and other available watercraft in the vicinity.
‘Coastal visibility is poor at present but we understand that in the area being searched visibility is better.
‘As a result of the incident, flow control has been implemented at Jersey airport, which could cause some delays for commercial flights.’
Light aircraft: The plane – a Cessna similar to the one pictured – is U.S.-registered but UK-based
Armed group hijacked a Royal Jordanian airlines airplane in Libyan capital Tripoli
A Royal Jordanian airlines airplane scheduled to take off for Amman was hijacked in Tripoli International Airport, sources said.
No announcement has so far been made by Libyan or Jordanian authorities.
It also remains unknown whether or not there were any people onboard.
International Tripoli Airport was besieged by armed groups and all flights were transferred to be conducted from Mitiga International Airport on Sunday night.
DENVER (CBS4)– A plane from Las Vegas to Denver landed safely at Denver International Airport after a man tried to open an over-wing door during the flight.
Frontier Flight 760 was returning from Las Vegas to DIA when the incident happened.
The plane landed safely and taxied to Gate A24. No one on board was injured.
DIA Operations, TSA and police in Denver are all responding to investigate the incident.
Investigators are trying to figure out what motivated the man to try to open the door during the flight.