Bird strikes Italy-bound PIA flight PK-777

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MILAN : A bird hit the tail of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-777 while the plane was landing at Italy’s Milan–Malpensa Airport and damaged its radar system.

However, pilot landed the plane safely and all 125 passengers travelling in the flight coming from Pakistan remained unharmed.

PIA administration in Milan took quick notice of the incident and engineers started fixing the radar system but could not succeed in three hours. The flight PK-777 was cancelled afterwards that was scheduled to depart for Lahore via Paris.

Passengers in large number were waiting for this flight at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. PIA’s chief executive in France Malik Waqar and country manager Matee Ullah Khan apologized to the passengers, and provided them with food and hotel.

PK-777 is scheduled to depart from Paris to Lahore at 06:00 PM today.

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