Pakistan International Airlines flight lands midway, asks passengers to take bus
A flight of Pakistan’s national carrier on Saturday landed in Lahore due to low visibility and asked passengers on-board to travel by bus to their destination, according to a media report.
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Abu Dhabi in the UAE to Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan landed at the Lahore airport reportedly due low visibility, Geo News reported.
The airline staffers offered to take the passengers to their desired destination by a bus. However, the passengers turned down the offer and refused to leave the plane.
Following this, the airline staffers switched off the plane’s air conditioning system, resulting in suffocation of passengers, including minors, in the plane.
The approximate distance from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan is 624.5 km.
The passengers said that they had asked the airlines to drop them at Multan Airport which is 292 kilometres away from Rahim Yar Khan.