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Gilgit bound PIA flight makes emergency landing at Islamabad airport

PIA flight PK-607, bound for Gilgit, made an emergency landing at Benazir Bhutto International Airport due to technical glitches in the ATR jet minutes after taking off from the airport Monday.

Reports suggest that all passengers remained safe, but highly panicked, in the incident. A spokesperson for PIA said the flight captain’s proactive decision averted a disaster and saved the lives of people aboard.

The aircraft underwent a technical checkup and maintenance after the emergency landing and then left for Gilgit.

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