Muscat Airport closed after flight crash lands

Pakistan International Airlines flight forces cancellation of flights, no-one injured
By Daniel Shane
Mon 11 Feb 2013 05:08 PM

Muscat International Airport was forced to temporarily close
to all air traffic on Monday afternoon after a Pakistan International Airlines
(PIA) flight crash landed on the runway.

Flight PK25-259, a Boeing 737-700 flying from Sialkot to
Muscat carrying 107 people on board, suffered a collapsed landing gear when
landing on the runway in Muscat at 13:25 local time, Aviation Herald reported.

No injuries were reported, although the aircraft suffered
substantial damage its main gear, wing and engine.

At the time of publication, all departures and arrivals at
Muscat International Airport were cancelled until Tuesday morning, according to
the Oman Airports Management Company website.

No-one from Muscat International Airport could be contacted
by Arabian Business for comment on the matter.

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