View Full Version : Accident between PIA's 747 and a bus at ISB on monday

14th Mar 2006, 08:11
This is being reported by almost all Pakistani newspapers, today. Some newspapers are differing in the finer details and about the medical condition of the Coach driver. Is is one piece from www.dawn.com

PIA Jumbo’s take-off aborted after accident

By Our Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD, March 13: A Boeing 747 of Pakistan International Airline, with 113 people aboard, was grounded after a Shaheen Airport Service coach rammed into it and damaged one of its engines at the Islamabad International Airport on Monday.

There were two infants among the passengers, all of whom were unhurt.

A spokesman of the airline, however, said that an investigation team was due from Karachi and as part of the preliminary inquiry, statements of pilot Naeem Razaq and coaster’s driver Mohammad Naseer had been recorded.

The authorities said that the plane, on a flight to London, was taxiing for take-off at 11:40am when the coaster rammed into its engine No4.

The engine and the windscreen of the coaster were damaged in the accident.

The coaster’s driver, who is said to be an ex-armyman, was returning after dropping passengers for another plane when his vehicle rammed into the aircraft. The passengers on board and the driver were unhurt.

A Shaheen Airport Service official said that the driver, apparently could not judge the distance between the plane and his vehicle because of heavy rain.

The passengers were moved to another plane which took off at 2:10pm.