KARACHI: Spokesman Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Danyal Gilani has explained media queries about delay in PIA’s flight from Toronto that bird-hit was detected on a PIA aircraft after it landed at Toronto airport yesterday, which had caused damage to the engine.
“As its repair time was estimated to be around 72 hours, the passengers were immediately informed. Those living in Toronto were provided free drop to their homes, while around 70 passengers who were from outstation were provided free hotel accommodation,” he told Aaj News website.
The spokesman said that a Boeing 777 aircraft had been sent to Toronto today in which around 100 of these passengers would be adjusted, while the rest would travel once the damaged aircraft gets repaired by tomorrow.
Bird-hits are a known aviation phenomenon and are beyond the control of any airline, he added.