PAK Gamers Delayed by Airbus Flight
What: PIA Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A310-300 en route from from Karachi Pakista) to Dhaka Bangladesh
When: Feb 2 2010
Why: A couple of hours into the flight (20 minutes away from the destination), the crew detected a hydraulic issue with the landing gear. After announcing they were diverting to Dhaka, they instead returned to Karachi for repairs. The choice of Karachi was made due to superior facilities for repair, at least as compared to what was available in Dhaka.
Passengers disembarked and boarded another plane.
Pakistan’s sports team (Pakistan boxing, table tennis, swimming and a martial arts team) were aboard en route to the South Asian Games.
At least 350 game participants left Karachi in at least 6 flights.