Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pakistan: Saudi chartered aircraft stranded in Karachi airport - Landed without nose gear. AMC Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83.

Video by Hasanniz on Dec 25, 2011

A Saudi chartered aircraft going from Tabuk in Saudi Arabia to Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, nose gear up landing in Karachi after its gear got stuck.

A Saudi Arabian chartered jet made an emergency belly landing in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday after one of its nose wheels jammed, a civil aviation spokesman said.

The MD-83 Saudi plane, carrying 72 passengers and crew members, was en route from the northern Saudi city of Tabuk to Quetta in Pakistan when the pilot diverted the jet to Karachi over concerns about the wheels.

"The aircraft made an emergency belly landing. All 72 passengers and crew remained safe," Pervez George, spokesman for Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, told AFP.

George declined to give further details when asked about damage sustained by the plane in the landing.

"The concerned officers are examining the aircraft," he said.

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