PIA flight returning from Jeddah met an accident during landing at Sialkot International Airport. According to sources, the tire of the Boeing aircraft burst off due to incomplete repair work at the runway.
The burst of the Boeing 777 plane tire could cause losses of up to one million rupees to the national flag carrier, they said adding that the flight operation was also disturbed at the airport due to the incident.
According to the PIA spokesman, the tire was later replaced with the one requisitioned from Lahore. However, sources said that a Jeddah-bound PIA flight from Lahore also suffered a three-hour delay due to the process.