Islamabad: A Pakistan International
Airlines flight with 215 passengers on board made an emergency
landing just 20 minutes after taking off from the southern
city of Karachi after the pilot detected a vibration in one of
The Boeing 747 was on a flight to Islamabad.
A spokesman for state-run PIA said "nothing untoward"
has happened and all passengers on flight PK-308 were safe.
Engineers were checking the engines of the aircraft
that had taken off from Karachi at 4 pm, the spokesman said.
Geo News channel reported that the same Boeing 747 had
aborted take-off from Karachi on July 30 after a bird hit one
of its engines.
There was no official word in this regard.
Today`s incident came just five days after an Airbus
A321 of private operator Airblue crashed into hills near
Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board in the country’s
worst aviation accident.