Karachi, January 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): PIA flight PK 199 for the sector Kandahar-Quetta operated by ATR aircraft carrying 20 passengers and 04 crew members flew from Kandahar airport safely and landed at Quetta at 2:15 PM (PST). PIA Spokesman said here on Tuesday.
He said the flight PK 199 that was expected for departure at 11:20 AM (PST) but was stopped due to closure of airport as a precautionary measure because of rocket fire outside the airport.
PIA aircraft, passengers and crew remained safe at the Kandahar airport runway. It took off at 1:20 PM (PST) when the airspace was opened and the aircraft was allowed to takeoff. PIA Spokesman concluded.
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