Qatar Airways flight narrowly escapes mid-air disaster near Peshawar

02:44 PM | 21 Sep, 2018
Qatar Airways flight narrowly escapes mid-air disaster near Peshawar
PESHAWAR – A Qatar Airways flight heading Doha from Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) on Thursday made an emergency landing in Peshawar after smoke filled in the plane.

Soon after takeoff, the pilot of QR-601, which departed for Doha at 10 am contacted the control tower and made a mayday call seeking a clear runway for emergency landing, complaining that smoke had filled the cabin.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA’s) fire and medical departments and others dealing with emergency situations had soon converged at the spot.

All the passengers on board were safely evacuated after the safe landing, and no injuries were reported.

According to CAA, the plane was filled with smoke, probably from the engines.

CAA staff and engineers immediately checked the plane for technical issues and will take off for the nearest possible facility, Muscat International Airport, for further maintenance.

The BKIA has been accommodating passengers from across the province as this is the only international facility in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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