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PIA aircraft’s emergency door opened during landing in Sukkur

PIA aircraft’s emergency door opened during landing in Sukkur
February 23, 2020
SUKKUR (92 News) – The emergency exit door of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Islamabad to Sukkur opened during landing at the Sukkur airport on Sunday. According to the sources, the passengers on board the flight PK-631 started to scream with fear when the door of the plane opened all of sudden during landing. Meanwhile, the pilot landed the plane safely. There were no reports of injuries to any passenger on board the flight. Taking notice of the incident, the administration of PIA launched a probe to determine the cause of the door opening.
Earlier, a PIA flight, PK-759, from Lahore to Jeddah made emergency landing at Lahore airport due to a technical fault in the aircraft. A PIA flight narrowly escaped from accident as its engine caught fire soon after taking off at airport and the passengers were offloaded after its fire alarm system malfunctioned.  The pilot timely made emergency landing after which, all 130 passengers were safely rescued. According to PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar, there was no fire on the plane, as other news outlets were reporting. The fire alarm went off, he said, but it wasn’t due to a fire. “It was a technical issue in the avionic system,” he explained. The fire warning system wasn’t working properly, he said, adding that this is the system that tells you if there is a fire. “Because of that malfunction, we grounded the flight. PIA doesn’t fly with faulty planes,” he added.