PIA aircraft engine catches fire right after takeoff. The plane was on its route to Jeddah from Lahore, more than 200 passengers along with the crew were travelling in the aircraft.
As per the details the airplane was 10 mins away from Lahore when the passengers informed the cabin crew about the fire, the pilot immediately contacted and informed control tower Lahore about the emergency landing at the airport due to fire enrage of the engine no1.
The pilot safely landed the aircraft on the runway of Lahore airport and the fire brigade extinguished the fire before letting it reach to the apron of plane.
The aircraft will now be examined by the top engineers from PIA which are called from Karachi and the engine of the craft might be replaced as the result of the incident.
After the incident another aircraft of PIA was ready to take all the passengers to Jeddah from Lahore who were travelling in the plane which caught fire. Most of the passengers feared to travel in another place after the occurrence of incident.