Karachi: A PIA flight PK 586 operated by ATR aircraft for the sector Karachi–Bahawalpur, a passenger on board Javed Ansari on seat number 2 A threatened the Cabin Crew that he can hijack the aircraft. The aircraft was 40 nautical miles out of Karachi and the time was 13:25 hours. PIA Spokesman said here on Friday.
The Cabin Crew according to the safety procedure immediately informed the Captain. The Captain as per international safety procedure immediately took necessary measures and safely landed the aircraft back at Jinnah International Airport Karachi without any eventuality.
Passenger Javed Ansari was offloaded and escorted by ASF. Further investigations in the matter are underway.
All passengers including Crew members and aircraft are safe. The Spokesman added.
Flight PK 586 will now depart for its destination Bahawalpur at around 3:30 PM after completing all necessary security procedures. PIA spokesman concluded. –
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