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8 injured in plane emergency landing in Pakistan

(Xinhua)

16:24, August 12, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were injured when a PIA passenger plane made an emergency landing due to bad weather at the Rawalpindi airport in Pakistan Friday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel Ary.

According to the local media, the plane which was on its way from Multan, a city in central Pakistan, to Islamabad, capital of the country, lost its balance due to bad weather 30 minutes after it took off.

The PK 386 flight, which carried over 300 people on board, made an emergency landing at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Rawalpindi, a garrison city of Islamabad, at about 10:45 a.m. local time.

No damage done to the plane has been reported.

A PIA spokesman confirmed the emergency landing of the plane but admitted only one person got slightly injured in the incident.

Details about the plane type are not known at this moment.

About a year ago, on a rainy morning of July 28th, 2010, an Airbus passenger plane of PIA crashed in the densely forested Margalla Hills sprawling to the western outskirts of Islamabad, killing over 200 people on board.

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