PIA plane escapes disaster after bird strike


LAHORE: A passenger aircraft was grounded at Lahore Airport on Saturday for inspection after being struck by a bird.

According to Aviation sources, said the bird strike was on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-295 on Saturday afternoon.

The plane carrying 130 passengers and crew members was flying to Abu Dhabi via Rahimyar Khan.

Sources say that the bird struck the engine of the plane. Engineers were trying to make sure that none of the bird had been sucked into the engine.

The landing took place without incident and the pilot skillfully grounded the plane.

The flight could be allowed to leave after routine inspection. (Shuja ullah Khan, editor@enewspaper.com.pk)