PIA A320 Crash KarachiBack to Forum
It appears that the A320 crashed in a densely populated area after two attempts to land. There is speculation of a bird strike (unlikely) and that both engines lamed out. Images show smoke from the rear of both engines and that the pilots had deployed the
‘rat’ auxiliary power. Latest reports from Karachi indicate 97 dead but it is unclear how many of these were killed on the ground. The aircraft was delivered in 2014 and had not flown for the past 2 months.23 May 2020
A nasty reminder of the perils of air travel.
Has been reported elsewhere there was also a gear issue.23 May 2020
Seems that actually the plane had flown the previous day.
Couldn’t get the gear down, both engines scraped the runway during a go around and then gave out.
Must have been a nightmare for all involved. Including those living in the tightly packed residential area right on the airport boundary.24 May 2020
@SimonS1 – from what I have read/heard it seems they completely screwed up the approach and got it all wrong ‘hot and High’ is the term I believe, and may have forgotten the undercarriage. Anyway it was Ramadan, and for sure they were fasting, so alhamdulillah they will all be protected in the hereafter.
When one leaves a PIA aircraft (as I have done too many times than I care to remember) the crew will always wish ‘Allah hafiz’ (may Allah be your protector).27 May 2020
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When one leaves a PIA aircraft (as I have done too many times than I care to remember) the crew will always wish ‘Allah hafiz’ (may Allah be your protector).
Perhaps that wish would be more appropriately delivered on boarding!
Thankfully I have never had to fly PIA and never will. The only Muslim carriers I’ve flown on are Alia, as they were then known (RJ), Saudia, Royal Brunei, and Emirates. I felt very safe on the first 3 particularly and would not hesitate to fly with them again. I wouldn’t put my backside on EK again.27 May 2020