LAHORE: The Shaheen Air pilot who was accused of being drunk when he made an emergency landing, has responded to the allegations, Aaj News reported.
In the reply Asmat Mahmood submitted to the police, he claimed that he was not drunk at the time of landing. “In fact the plane’s front tire burst resulting in the awkward landing.”
“I used the best of my skills to save the lives of all of the passengers,” he said.
Captain Asmat Mehmood, was flying the NL-142 Karachi to Lahore flight last week.
Punjab police has registered a case against the pilot at the Sarwar Road police station in Lahore on the request of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The Boeing 737 carrying more than 121 passengers was landing on November 3 when one of its tyres burst causing it to skid off the airstrip and stop about 1,000 feet short from the end into a grassy patch 70 feet west of the runway at the Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP) in Lahore.
Nobody was hurt in the accident, but the plane suffered serious damage.
Breaking Date: 16-11-2015Breaking Is :: Lahore : Niji Air Line K Pillot Asmat Mehmood Nay Police Ko Ibtidai Bayan Record Karawia Hai (Reported By Kamran Rajput )
Posted by AAJ Breaking News on Monday, 16 November 2015