Airblue plane escapes accident as tyre bursts amid landing


RAWALPINDI: An Airblue aircraft narrowly escaped accident when one of its tyres burst during landing at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) on Friday, airport officials said.


Flight PA 271 coming from Jeddah made a crash landing at Islamabad airport when one of its tyres burst, causing the aircraft to tilt towards its side during landing.

As the plane tilted towards its side, its right engine touched the ground and the plane veered towards the edge of the runway.

All 230 passengers aboard the Airbus A-320 plane remained safe, airport sources said.

The plane was not painted in Airblue’s traditional livery as it has been acquired on wet lease.