Sukkur-bound flight has a close shave with a drone over Karachi Airport

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Pakistan International Airlines  aeroplane had a close brush with an accident
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aeroplane had a close brush with an accident on Friday when it dodged a drone right after it took off from Jinnah International Airport.

According to sources, PK-536 the flight scheduled to fly from Karachi to Sukkur was flying at 4,300ft right after taking off from the metropolis’ airport when the drone flew 50-100ft above it.

The near-miss occurred as the aeroplane flew over Afghan Basti (Afghan Colony, which is also known as Kochi Camp) on the Karachi-Hyderabad (or M9) Motorway, sources said, quoting the captain of PK-536.

The captain, responding immediately, informed the control tower of the drone flying closeby, sources noted, adding that officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have relayed the incident to the police.

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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