By Staff writer
Flight was on its approach to Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore when the bird strike occurred
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has denied there was an emergency landing involving one of its flights from Abu Dhabi.
Flight PK 264 was on its approach to Allama Iqbal Airport in Lahore when a bird strike occurred, a PIA spokesperson told Arabian Business.
The flight landed safely, the spokesperson added, denying that pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, as reported in local media.
“The pilot however made a successful landing despite some damage to the aircraft [because of the bird hit],” an official told local media.
The aircraft was due to be used for a separate flight to Dubai, but its departure was delayed for four hours while aircraft engineers examined it and declared it safe to fly.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.