Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Today, PIA Boeing 777-200ER (AP-BGK) performing Lahore to Jeddah flight PK759 returned to Lahore due to some technical problem with an engine.

The B777 departed from Lahore at 9:17 AM and returned to Lahore at 9:30 AM. 4,750 feet was the maximum altitude gained by the aircraft. PK759 was scheduled to depart from Lahore at 9:15 AM. The aircraft was carrying more than two hundred passengers.

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Source: flightradar24.com

Engine number two - a General Electric GE90 - of the Boeing 777 undergoing inspection at Lahore Airport.

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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According to news sources:

The aircraft returned to Lahore due to engine fire alarm.

Flames emitted by engine also reported by passengers.

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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According to PIA spokesperson:

The aircraft returned to Lahore for technical reasons.

There was no fire.

There was engine fire alarm in the cockpit due to which aircraft returned to Lahore.

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A Pakistan CAA fire tender parked near PIA Boeing 777-200ER (AP-BGK).

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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PIA Boeing 777-300ER (aircraft registration AP-BMS) as substitute aircraft departed from Lahore at 12:52 PM as flight PK759 to Jeddah.

AP-BMS had arrived in Lahore at 10:35 AM as flight PK760 from Jeddah.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk759

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Opened engine number one covers. Fire alarm/alert was received for engine number one, according to a number of news sources.

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Fault in engine fire alarm system being checked by PIA Engineering, according to news sources.

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Information on 'The Aviation Herald'.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ccdbc4e

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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PIA Boeing 777-200ER (AP-BGK) returned to service today when it departed from Lahore at 12:32 PM as flight PK303 to Karachi. The flight was scheduled to depart at 12:30 PM.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bgk

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Re: Jeddah-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight Returns to Lahore Due to Engine Problem

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Pakistan's Safety Investigation Board (SIB) rated the occurrence an incident and investigating, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have assigned an accredited representative for the state of the engine (GE90) manufacturer.

Source: https://avherald.com/h?article=4ccdbc4e&opt=0
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