ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Airbus plane on Saturday met with an accident at Islamabad International Airport on Saturday.
According to sources, during the pushback, the rod that connects the plane with the tug master broke, which led to the accident.
The sources said that as a result of breaking of the connecting rod, nose wheel of the craft was badly damaged. The plane has been grounded following the incident.
According to airline sources, the flight from Islamabad to Quetta was also delayed due to the accident in Islamabad.
In this regard, the PIA spokesman said that the details of the plane crash in Islamabad were being obtained.
On August 31, the first cargo flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying medical supplies of World Health Organization (WHO) had landed in Afghanistan ‘s Mazar-i-Sharif.
The PK-234 (Boeing 777 AP-BHV), flew from Dubai and landed at the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport – the first international flight to Afghanistan’s fourth largest city after the took over of the Taliban.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan had confirmed that the PIA cargo flight took essential supplies of WHO to Mazar-i-Sharif in line with the Pakistan’s role of making a ‘humanitarian air bridge’ in coordination with international agencies.
“First PIA Cargo flight with WHO medical supplies from Islamabad to Mazar Sharif today,” the envoy had tweeted.
He had thanked PIA for its efforts in ensuring the supplies to Afghanistan.
In view of the medical supplies running out within days in Afghanistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) had announced last week to establish an air bridge into the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif with the help of Pakistani authorities. So, now the issue seems to have been resolved as PIA plane lands in Afghanistan.