Saudi plane makes emergency landing in Karachi

A Saudi Arabian chartered plane with 72 people on board made an emergency landing in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2011, 12:33 PM IST

Islamabad: A Saudi Arabian chartered plane
with 72 people on board made an emergency landing in the
southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday after developing
a nose wheel problem.

The aircraft was flying from Tabuk in Saudi Arabia to
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

It was diverted to Karachi after the pilot alerted
authorities about the nose wheel problem, said Civil Aviation
Authority spokesman Pervez George.

After two attempts, the plane landed safely at Karachi
airport, he said.

The CAA made all necessary arrangements for the landing.

PTI