Air Arabia plane makes emergency landing in Pakistan's Karachi

08:32, April 26, 2010      

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A plane of Air Arabia (Al-Arbia) Airlines Sunday made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport in southern Pakistan due to fire in its cargo section, said spokesman of the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority.

He said that the place was going from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Chittagang, a city in neighboring Bangladesh.

As much as 165 passengers were aboard the plane. All the passengers were safely evacuated after the landing at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the southern port city of Pakistan.

The plane crew contacted the tower at the Karachi airport as soon as alarm of fire alerted them of the danger. The airport administration immediately promulgated emergency in the airport.

The plane safely landed and successfully evacuated all the aboard passengers. They were shifted to lounge.

Teams of fire brigade rushed to the airport for coping any untoward incident and controlling fire.

However, so far, it is not clear that whether the passengers would travel by the same plane to Chittagang or would be provided another plane.

Source: Xinhua


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