PIA Pilot Gives Mayday Call After Engine Catches Fire

PIA Pilot Gives Mayday Call After Engine Catches Fire

PIA Pilot Gives Mayday Call After Engine Catches Fire The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, which was traveling through Sukkur to the capital of the Federal Republic was forced to make an emergency landing late last evening at Islamabad International Airport after one engine caught fire.

According to the information according to the report, the ATR aircraft, which had 54 passengers was located about two nautical miles from the airport at the time incident occurred. It was following that the pilot gave an emergency warning.

The pilot was fortunate to have was able to safely was able to land the plane safely at Islamabad International Airport. Emergency vehicles and fire trucks were dispatched immediately to control the incident.

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The aircraft was reported to have made a landing on runway 28L and was able to get to the parking area using its remaining power.The second engine exploded into flames and the pilot using caution, stopped the engine. He is taking medical tests as per the SOPs prescribed.


In the past, two PIA flights were able to avoid catastrophe following a collision between two birds in The Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. A bird flew over the PK-350 that was traveling through Karachi to Peshawar and PK-305 which was flying to Lahore to Karachi The first was taking off, and the one was landing.



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A total of 30-35 PIA aircraft were responsible for bird attacks during the first half of 2022 as reported by PIA.



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