Plane carrying Pak Prez entourage escapes disaster

The C-130 aircraft was on its way to Iran when it had to make an emergency landing.

Updated: Jul 17, 2011, 14:33 PM IST

Islamabad: An aircraft carrying Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s entourage escaped disaster when the plane developed a snag mid-flight.

The C-130 aircraft was on its way to Iran when it had to make an emergency landing, 12 minutes after takeoff.

Aircraft crew reported a fuel leak in one of the engines and made the emergency landing at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on Saturday.

The plane was carrying the President’s bodyguards, foreign office staff and a media team, The Daily Times reports.

President Zardari was not on board.

ANI