Dubai – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane landed safely at the Peshawar airport after the outer layer of the fuel tank on its left wing was swept away by winds while it was mid-air.
Civil Aviation officers at the Bacha Khan International Airport said flight PK-281, which was flying from Abu Dhabi to Karachi, landed safely but its passengers were evacuated.
The officers said the head office had been conveyed about the issue and the equipment needed to fix the problem were brought to the airport on flight PK-351.
They informed that the fuel tank had been replaced and the plane declared safe for flight. The PIA regional office could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.
The pilot, however, managed to maneuver the aircraft so that it could make it safely to its destination. The passengers were also asked to evacuate the plane to ensure their safety.