A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Riyadh on Thursday made an emergency landing at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, after the plane developed some technical fault, ARY reported.

According to reports, PIA flight PK8726 from Riyadh was scheduled to land in Multan but developed a technical fault, forcing it to make an emergency landing at the Karachi airport. “The plane safely landed at the airport,” the report quoted sources as saying, adding that an alternative plane was arranged for the passengers to leave for Multan.

Speaking of the technical fault, they said something went wrong with one of the doors that apparently did not close properly.


The passengers, after realising something was wrong, refused to fly on the same plane and demanded that the authorities make alternative arrangements.

The incident comes days after 97 people were killed while only two survived miraculously after an ill-fated PIA plane crashed in a residential area seconds away from the Karachi airport.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that those found responsible in Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane crash incident will be taken to task. He assured that fair and transparent investigation will be carried out into the tragic crash incident.

Speaking during the National Assembly session on Wednesday, he said the preliminary investigation report will be presented before the house on June 22. “Decoding of voice and data boxes have been completed and this will be made part of the inquiry report to make it credible,” the minister highlighted.

Sarwar maintained that the government has requested the International Pilots Association to provide a pilot and technician to help in the investigation of the crash.

He said the inquiry reports of plane crashes that occurred in the past including those in the federal capital will also be made public.