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Watch: Saudi flight catches fire during landing in Peshawar

11 July, 2024 18:25

A Saudi Airlines flight carrying 276 passengers and 21 crew members caught fire at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport on Thursday.

According to a statement by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), the air traffic controller noticed smoke and sparks emanating from the left landing gear of Saudi Airlines flight 792 after it landed at Peshawar Airport.

The controller immediately alerted the pilot, who in turn notified the fire and rescue services. The rapid response team swiftly arrived at the scene and effectively controlled the fire, preventing a major accident.

 

All passengers and crew members were safely evacuated from the aircraft using inflatable slides.

The Saudi Airlines flight had arrived from Riyadh to Peshawar.

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