Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines Plane Returns to Karachi due to Landing Gear Problem

Friday, March 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Pakistan International Airlines Plane Returns to Karachi due to Landing Gear Problem

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-352 had to return and make an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 8th. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Quetta, Pakistan, but had to turn back due to an issue with the landing gear. The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

PIA Plane Crashes in Pakistan; 48 Feared Dead

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
PIA Plane Crashes in Pakistan; 48 Feared Dead

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed in Havelian, near Abbottabad, Pakistan, at around 4:45 pm on December 7. The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500 flying from Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan, crashed due to the failure of its left engine. The plane had lost control with the radar shortly before it hit the ground. The... »

PIA Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

Friday, June 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
PIA Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-853 made an emergency landing in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 20th. The Airbus A310-300 was flying from Islamabad, Pakistan, when the crew reported an issue with its right engine. The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

PIA Plane Diverts to Karachi due to Cracked Windshield

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
By George Hatcher
PIA Plane Diverts to Karachi due to Cracked Windshield

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-211 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, on November 17. The Airbus, en-route from Islamabad, Pakistan, to Dubai, UAE, had to divert due to cracked windshield. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Medical Emergency Prompts PIA Flight to Make a Stop in Moscow

Monday, March 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
Medical Emergency Prompts PIA Flight to Make a Stop in Moscow

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK 785 made an emergency landing at Moscow airport, Russia, on March 15. The flight, en-route from Islamabad, Pakistan, to London Heathrow Airport, England, had to make an emergency stop, after a passenger suffered heart attack midair. The plane landed safely. The airline arranged an ambulance for the passenger, identified... »

PIA Flight Returns to Islamabad Airport for Emergency Landing

Monday, October 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
PIA Flight Returns to Islamabad Airport for Emergency Landing

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-3209 had to return and make an emergency landing at Benzair Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad, Pakistan, on October 11. The empty Boeing 777 departed from Islamabad for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to bring back Pakistani Hajj pilgrims. However, shortly after it took off, oil began to leak from the aircraft’s hydraulic... »

Drunken Pilot Detained in Leeds

Friday, September 20, 2013
By George Hatcher

A pilot caught drunk in the cockpit of a Pakistan International Airways Airbus is in custody, and bound to appear in court in October over the breech of trust. PIA suspended the 20 year pilot. The UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “A pilot attempting to fly while under the influence of alcohol or illegal... »

Domestic Squabble and Bomb Threat on Pia Flight

Friday, May 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Domestic Squabble and Bomb Threat on Pia Flight

Flight Aware On May 24, 2013, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-340ER was en route from Allama Iqbal Int’l to Manchester when a stewardess told the Captain Nadeem Sufi that a passenger had threatened to bomb the plane. Sixty miles east of their destination, the pilot diverted to Stansted Airport with a British fighter... »

Pia Jet Struck by Catering Truck

Thursday, October 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: PIA Pakistan to Manchester Where: Allama Iqbal International Airport Pakistan When: October 24, 2012 Who: 203 aboard (183 economy class passengers, 16 business class and four infants) Why: After passengers had boarded for the 11:45 a.m. flight to Manchester, and the plane was about to taxi for take off, a catering van drove... »

Emergency Landing in Multan

Thursday, April 26, 2012
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing in Multan

What: Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 737 en route from Islamabad to Multan Where: Multan When: April 25, 2012 Who: 45 passengers Why: On descent to Multan, the plane indicated an error. On a visual confirmation on flyby, ATC indicated that the wheels were down, but this disagreed with the cockpit alert. The pilot circled... »

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