A total of 112 passengers and 7 crewmembers suffered a rough landing on board a Shaheen Air Boeing 737.
You can see in the photos that the plane skidded off the landing strip, its parts torn off and the body of the plane damaged. The escape slides inflated, allowing passengers to exit from both sides of the plane at both ends. Emergency exits in the middle of the plane also appear to open.
The incident took place in the Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore, one of Pakistan’s largest airports.
All of the passengers on Flight NL142 from Karachi were safely evacuated, but at least 10 people received minor injuries, Airlive reports.
Emergency crews were called to help a British Airways flight after its landing gear collapsed soon after touching down in Johannesburg.
The 94 passengers and six crew on board flight BA6234 disembarked safely.
The Boeing 737-400 plane – owned and operated by South African franchise Comair – had flown to OR Tambo International Airport from Port Elizabeth on Monday.
South African authorities are investigating what caused the incident.
Emergency services helped passengers and crew safely off the plane. No injuries have been reported.
Passengers ‘smelled burning’
Comair said in a statement that the plane experienced a landing gear problem shortly after touching down, at around midday local time (10:00 GMT).
“The aircraft was on the runway for a short period performing standard landing procedures when the crew noticed an unusual vibration which was followed shortly by the collapse of the left landing gear,” the company said.
Passenger Warren Mann said: “When it came into land, it felt like the touchdown was a bit harder than normal – then it felt like a piece of something had fallen off.
“Oxygen masks came down and the plane was at an angle as we touched down.
“We could smell something burn and fire crews were soon at the plane to deal with the engine.
“Only afterwards did we find that the left landing gear had broken off.”
Airports Company South Africa, which owns the airport, said the runway was temporarily closed, causing some delays.
Comair operates regional and local flights in South Africa. It uses British Airways-branded planes but its pilots and cabin crew are not from British Airways.