Atleast 10 injured as private airline flight crash lands


LAHORE: At least 10 passengers were injured as the tyre of a private airliner burst during an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday.


The Karachi-Lahore flight NL-142 was carrying more than a hundred passengers, airport sources say. Shaheen Airlines flies four flights from Karachi to Lahore daily.

The injured were provided with immediate medical treatment. None are said to be in critical condition.

Airport sources said the plane’s landing gear malfunctioned and its tire burst as it touched ground. Sources added that the Shaheen Airlines plane veered off the runway and landed on the grass.

The runway was closed for flights following the landing.