CAA fire engines managed to put out the fire in the landing gear.


A Saudi Airlines flight from Riyadh caught fire while landing at Pakistan’s Peshawar airport on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of all 276 passengers and 21 crew members.

The Dawn newspaper quoted the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as saying that the plane caught fire while landing at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar.

According to CAA spokesman Saifullah, air traffic controllers saw smoke and sparks coming from the left hand landing gear of the plane and alerted the pilots.

The passengers were evacuated from the emergency door when the Saudi Arabian plane crashed while landing at the airport in Pakistan.

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At the same time, they informed the fire and rescue services of the airport.

The statement said that after reaching the spot, CAA fire vehicles were able to put out the fire in the landing gear.

“Fire tenders took timely action and quickly brought the fire in the landing gear under control, saving the aircraft from a major accident,” Saifullah said.

“All 276 passengers and 21 crew members were safely evacuated by an inflatable slide.” According to Peshawar airport authorities, the airport is operational and all flights will continue as per schedule.

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