Shaheen Airlines flight NL-142 left for Lahore from Karachi this morning with 121 people including seven crew members onboard, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George said.
    
He said the pilot of the aircraft made an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport after it developed a fault in its landing gears.
    
While making an emergency landing the plane skidded off the runway after its tyres burst. Ambulances and rescue teams immediately rushed to the spot and offloaded the panicked passengers through the emergency gate of the plane.
    
"All passengers have been rescued safely," George said.
    
The fuselage of the aircraft was damaged after the plane skidded off the runway. The pilot of the aircraft had given prior intimation to airport authorities regarding the fault in the landing gear before making the emergency landing.
    
Aviation authorities and the fire brigade reached the spot in a timely manner.

 

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