A private jet carrying Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari skidded off the runway at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad on Sunday.
According to media reports, Bilawal and other passengers and crew members on board remained unhurt in the incident. The plane collided with a stair car at the Islamabad airport, but no one received any injury, they added.
Such incidents involving the national flag carrier are not uncommon.
Last year in December, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft in Islamabad collided with a passenger stair car while departing for Karachi.
PIA’s flight PK-373 was set to depart for Karachi on December 27 when the aircraft collided with a passenger stair car while leaving the airport apron, damaging the wing of the aircraft.
Earlier in November, an aircraft of PIA skidded off the runway at the Panjgur airport. Everybody onboard remained unhurt.
A tyre of the plane, flying from Karachi to Panjgur, burst during landing. The pilot of PIA’s flight PK-517, however, remained in control of the aircraft and successfully brought it to a halt near the runway.
In March 2013, tyres of a PIA plane burst while the aircraft made an emergency landing in Quetta. All passengers on board remained unharmed.