Crashed ATR Plane had engine failures in the past
PIA?s PK661 that crashed near Havelian today had suffered engine failures before as well, especially back in 2014 when its left engine had failed during a flight from Skardu to Islamabad at that time.
PK-452 (registration AP-BHO) from Skardu to Islamabad on Sep 15th 2014 had reported an engine failure soon after it took off.
Pilots had then reported that engine emitted a loud bang and flamed out. The crew had to shut the engine down and returned back to Skardu for a safe landing.
Flight was able to land back at Skardu safely with 60 people on board.
Crash Landing in 2009
This very same aircraft had crash landed in Lahore back in 2009 when pilots lost control of the plane after touchdown at Lahore airport.
CAA had then said that landing gear had malfunctioned.
Plane had reportedly veered left off the runway, went across runway and got stuck in soft ground.
Seven passengers had then received minor injuries, however, the airplane had sustained substantial damage.
PIA plane with registration AP-BHO was manufactured in 2007 and was added into PIA?s fleet on May 15th 2007.
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