PIA aircraft’s engine catches fire in Multan

Today again an engine of a Pakistan International Airlines airplane caught fire during taking off only four days after the tragic incident of flight PK-661 air crash.

According to details, the aircraft was stopped on the runway before it could take off. The flight PK-581 was on its way to Karachi when its engine caught on fire.

It is reported that all fleet of ATR jets in Pakistan has been grounded till further order, while the passengers the Multan-Karachi flight will be sent to their destinations through an alternative aircraft.

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Last week one ATR plane PK-661, heading to Islamabad from Chitral, on 7th December crashed in Havelian after its engine caught fire killing 48 persons including religious figure Junaid Jamshed however, PIA sources had denied allegations that the aircraft of flight PK-661 had crashed due to its engine catching fire.

According to airport sources, the pilot immediately informed the tower about the engine of the aircraft catching fire. The pilot stopped the aircraft from taking flight within a few moments before take off.