Saudi Airlines plane catches fire during landing at Peshawar Airport

Saudi Airlines

A Saudi Airlines plane caught fire while landing at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport in Pakistan on Thursday, resulting in injuries to as many as 10 passengers.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of fatalities, and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

Local reports indicate that the aircraft’s landing gear ignited during touchdown. Prompt action by the alert runway staff led to the activation of all emergency protocols.

According to a report by Pakistan’s prominent news outlet, The Dawn, the passengers and crew disembarked using emergency slides. The flight from Riyadh carried 276 passengers and 21 crew members.

Saifullah, a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority, was quoted in The Dawn, stating that alert air traffic controllers observed sparks emanating from the landing gear as the aircraft was landing, triggering the emergency response.