Engine failure on Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777; safely returns to Lahore


On 15 September, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777 (AP-BGK) operated flight PK759 between Lahore, Pakistan and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During take-off, an engine fire alarm sounded on the aircraft’s right hand engine. The pilots immediately returned to Lahore and safely landed 13 minutes after its initial take-off. Passengers witnessed flames coming out of the damaged engine.

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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