A Pakistan International (PIA) aircraft skidded off the runway at Islamabad airport as it attempted to land back following a technical fault.

“Due to technical issues, a PIA aircraft landed back at Islamabad airport and veered off the runway. Aircraft & all passengers are safe,” PIA spokesperson Danyal Gilani tweeted.

The A-320 aircraft, bearing flight number PK-451, was bound for Skardu from Islamabad. “PIA aircraft, PK-451, developed hydraulics problems due to which the aircraft had to land back at Islamabad airport,” PIA spokesperson said in a message.

The airlines says all the passengers and crew members have been disembarked safely from the aircraft. “An inquiry into the incident is underway,” the spokesperson added.


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