Karachi, November 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): The media report regarding the aircraft going off the runway at BBIAP Islamabad is totally baseless and incorrect. The unnecessary hype was created and the public was misled. The media should have inquired about the actual incident from relevant quarters of CAA before flashing the incorrect news. The actual incident is as under :
On 16th November 2012, PIA605 ATR-42 from Islamabad to Gilgit, ETD 0700PST, started take off roll at 0714 PST. During take-off roll, the pilot aborted take-off due to technical reasons and taxied to parking stand.
After switching off the engines at stand, Passenger and Catering doors were opened and the passengers were off loaded. There were no injuries to any person and no damage to aircraft.
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority requests the media not to release any incorrect news about the air transport activities so as to avoid uncalled for panic in the public. They may coordinate with PRO of CAA before going to telecast/print.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Manager
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Jinnah International Airport
Tel: 99248770 – 99072026