EgyptAir's aircraft blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

08:59 PM | 28 May, 2023
EgyptAir's aircraft blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH - In what could be a catastrophic incident early Sunday, an EgyptAir jetliner successfully made a safe landing at its destination in Saudi Arabia, following a tire burst, according to the country's national carrier. 

Flight MS643, originating from Cairo International Airport, departed in the early hours; however, during its landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah city, one of the Boeing 738's tires experienced a burst, as stated in an official press release by EgyptAir.

Despite the tire blowout, the skilled pilot managed to execute a safe landing on the runway, ensuring the well-being of all passengers onboard. Fortunately, there were no casualties or injuries reported among the passengers who disembarked the aircraft, as confirmed by the airline's statement.

At present, EgyptAir has not provided further details regarding the cause of the tire issue. However, an examination and maintenance procedure is currently underway to ascertain the root cause and rectify any potential threats related to the plane's condition.

Tire bursts or failures in airplanes can be attributed to multiple factors including wear and tear as over time, continuous use and landing impact can lead to tire wear and deterioration. 

Moreover, foreign objects such as debris, rocks, or metal fragments on the runway can pose a risk to aircraft tires as well. When an airplane rolls over such objects during takeoff or landing, they can cause tire damage or even tire bursts.

Another reason could be overloading as exceeding the maximum weight limits for an aircraft can increase the likelihood of a tire burst during landing or while taxiing.

Besides, incorrect tire pressure, manufacturing defects and extreme environmental conditions can accelerate tire wear and potentially lead to failures.

It bears mentioning that these are general factors, and each incident requires a thorough investigation to determine the precise cause as in the case of Egypt Air's incident 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 29, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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