PIA plane hits another aircraft at Pakistan's Karachi airport

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-25 11:05:30|Editor: Chengcheng
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ISLAMABAD, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- An aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines hit another plane at the Jinnah International Airport on Saturday in the country's southern port city of Karachi, local media reported.

Local Urdu channel Geo TV quoted official sources late Saturday as saying that the engine of an ATR aircraft was being given a run-up during an examination at a hanger, at which the technician present in the cockpit could not keep control over the plane which rushed and hit another plane parked at the airport.

The fuel tank and an engine of the ATR aircraft were seriously damaged after it crashed with the other plane.

No one got hurt in the accident as no passenger was aboard, the reports said.

An emergency was imposed at the airport and firefighters were summoned as fuel spilled out of the plane following the accident.

However, neither of the aircraft caught fire following the collision.

The situation was under control and an investigation had been launched into the accident, the reports said.