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Saudi Airlines flight catches fireplace throughout touchdown at Peshawar airport; 297 escape unharmed

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Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft.
| Photo Credit: REUTERS

Nearly 300 individuals onboard a Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh to the Pakistani metropolis of Peshawar had a fortunate escape when the touchdown gear of the plane caught fireplace whereas touchdown on the Peshawar airport on July 11, airport officers mentioned.

The aircraft caught fireplace upon touchdown at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.

According to CAA spokesperson Saifullah, air site visitors controllers witnessed smoke and sparks emanating from the left-hand aspect touchdown gear of the plane because it landed and alerted the pilots.

At the identical time, they knowledgeable the airport fireplace and rescue companies.

Reaching the scene, CAA fireplace automobiles have been in a position to extinguish the flames engulfing the touchdown gear, the assertion learn.

“The fire tenders acted in time and immediately controlled the fire in the landing gear, saving the aircraft from a major accident,” Saifullah mentioned.

“All 276 passengers and 21 crew members were safely evacuated with an inflatable slide.”

According to Peshawar airport officers, the airport is operational, and all flights will proceed as per their schedules.

According to sources, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board has taken discover of the incident and a crew will start investigation into the incident quickly, Geo News reported.

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