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Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:08 pm

According to news sources, an Airbus A320 is damaged after colliding with a wall at Islamabad Airport today.

The aircraft belongs to a privately-owned airline. Probably AirBlue or Shaheen Air?

Sometimes foreign airlines are also called privately-owned airlines by Pakistani news channels.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:09 pm

The A320 was sitting on a parking bay number 5 when it began moving due to strong wind and collided with a wall, according to latest reports.

The aircraft collided with wall of Royal Airport Services office.

Due to strong wind/storm, departure of a number of flights from Islamabad Airport has been delayed. Some Islamabad-bound flights have been diverted to Lahore.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:24 pm

The A320 was due to operate flight to Dubai tonight, according to a news channel. Now there's possibility of cancellation of that flight.

Probably Shaheen Air flight NL-221 from Islamabad to Dubai scheduled to depart at 11:40 PM tonight?

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:35 pm

The aircraft has been grounded for inspection.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:38 pm

The damaged Airbus A320-200 belongs to Shaheen Air, according to Dunya News channel.

Flight operations disrupted at Islamabad Airport due to strong winds and rain.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Probably it's Shaheen Air Airbus A320-232 registration AP-BLJ that arrived in Islamabad from Jeddah as flight NL-720 today.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by NL » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:47 am

So who has been too lazy or too stupid to put some chocks to good use?

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by raihans » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:48 pm

Photos released:
Raihan SR Bakhsh

flickr.com/photos/raihanshahzad
EY-B77W, A345, A320, A319, EK-B773, B77W, A388, FZ-B738, GF-L1011, B732, A332, A320, A319, KU-A343, AB6, A310, A320, NL-A320, PK-B707/720, B733, B772, B77L, AB4, A310, A320, QR-A320, A321, A333, A359, B788, WY-B738, B739, A333

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:11 am

^ Thank you Raihan for sharing photos link.

Photo on following link confirms the aircraft as Shaheen Air Airbus A320-232 registration AP-BLJ.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 6996_n.jpg

Seems the aircraft first collided with ground equipment and then with office/compound wall of Royal Airport Services.

The damage looks minor/small and the A320 should be able to return to service soon.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by TAILWIND » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:29 pm

first a B737 at Sialkot and now this 320. things ain't looking good for shaheen.
A few heads rolling and a kala bakra perhaps is needed.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by raihans » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:54 pm

TAILWIND wrote:first a B737 at Sialkot and now this 320. things ain't looking good for shaheen.
A few heads rolling and a kala bakra perhaps is needed.
not necessarily a kala bakra, it can be of any color for sadqah :roll:
Raihan SR Bakhsh

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EY-B77W, A345, A320, A319, EK-B773, B77W, A388, FZ-B738, GF-L1011, B732, A332, A320, A319, KU-A343, AB6, A310, A320, NL-A320, PK-B707/720, B733, B772, B77L, AB4, A310, A320, QR-A320, A321, A333, A359, B788, WY-B738, B739, A333

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Squawk_1200 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:36 pm

There is no need for kala bakra, sadqa, or calling peer sahibs for kaley elm ke kat. A little education, a brief lecture on " What a jet blast can do" and giving out leaflet showing a picture of airline catering truck getting flipped and tumbling several yards away behind the jet engine to all the men and handlers who were present on the day they were testing 737 , and a Youtube video clip of a 747 parked facing into the wind without chocks and tiedown.
Airplane is flown with brain not with stick and rudder.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by rayyanullah » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:21 am

Safety is not part of our everyday life. Look at the way we drive......need more be said!
Is it easy to teach people to behave one way when driving close to airplanes then to disregard these rules when driving to/ from work?

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Squawk_1200 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:49 pm

If Shaheen Air was conducting this engine run test in the designated and approved area , and all the ground safety precautions were taken by Shaheen, then legally Shaheen should take CAA to the court ( without costing them a bankruptcy looking for justice in Pakistan :) ) and CAA should pay the repair bill for damage caused to their airplane by poor cheap work at ramp edges by builders and CAA.
Airplane is flown with brain not with stick and rudder.

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Re: Airbus A320 Damaged at Islamabad Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:55 pm

Shaheen Air Airbus A320-232 (AP-BLJ) involved in this incident has returned to service and today operated flight NL-739 from Islamabad to Riyadh.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/ap-blj

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