Lahore-Kuala Lumpur PIA flight diverted to Karachi due to 'technical problems'

A Pakistan Global Airways (PIA) flight from Lahore to Kuala Lumpur used to be diverted to Karachi due to technical causes that evolved mid-flight early Monday.

PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani stated upon touchdown in Karachi, the plane used to be changed with an alternative aircraft ahead of flight PK-898 took off for the Malaysian capital at four:00am native time.

“[The flight was] diverted due to technical causes,” he informed Break of, and didn’t ascertain media studies alleging “hydraulic pipes had burst”.

Map showing diversion of PK-898.— Courtesy: FlightAware
Map appearing diversion of PK-898.— Courtesy: FlightAware

He stated the airline diverted the aircraft to Karachi as an alternative of touchdown in KL because it didn’t need the aircraft to be stranded in Malaysia. It used to be diverted to Karachi as a “precautionary measure” as a result of PIA’s engineering upkeep station is located there, Gilani added.

A map at the aircraft monitoring website FlightAware presentations that once starting off from Lahore at 12:56am, the flight used to be enroute Malaysia over India when it diverted against Karachi.

Because of the diversion, the PK-898 which used to be scheduled to land in Kuala Lumpur at round 10am landed at 2:14pm.

PIA to function 6 ATR flights on Monday

PIA will function a complete of six ATR flights lately, the airline stated in a press free up.

“Those flights come with PK-605 (Islamabad-Gilgit), PK-606 (Gilgit-Islamabad), PK-249 (Islamabad-Kabul), PK-250 (Kabul-Islamabad), PK-681 (Islamabad-Multan) and PK-682 (Multan-Islamabad).”

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