Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi Due to Engine Problem

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Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi Due to Engine Problem

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On December 2, PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BMH flight PK743 to Medina returned to Karachi for a technical reason/engine problem.

The aircraft experienced engine number 2 fire/cockpit received engine fire indication/alarm, according to unconfirmed reports.

PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BMH is powered by two General Electric GE90 engines.

The aircraft departed from Karachi Airport Runway 07R at 5:03 AM and landed safely on Karachi Airport Runway 25L at 5:19 AM i.e. 16 minutes after takeoff. Maximum altitude gained by the aircraft 2,925 feet.

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Karachi Airport runways:

Runway 07L/25R
Runway 07R/25L

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Flight PK743 status on Karachi Airport website. Delayed flight departure expected at 9:30 PM. Flight PK743 to Medina was scheduled to leave Karachi at 4:45 AM. 92 passengers have returned to their homes. Other passengers have been shifted to hotel(s) by the airline. The aircraft was carrying more than 270 passengers.

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Source: karachiairport.com.pk

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Re: Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi

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After engine change it was first flight
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Passenger Waqar Ahmed remarks:

"Yes today I'm traveling on this flight✈️ I'm witnessed this incident. after the flying of 15minute approx. highly electric ⚡spark 🎇 and horrible blast like sound out side of plane, even we saw a spark clearly from window, and plane flying not in comfort zone even we feel, eventually captain announce some have technically issue in plane so we land back in khi! All the people are prying Dua and thanks to Allah Almighty to save us all the plane passengers and management, but pilots doing showing maturity and brave job ❤ that's the important to in this situation never lost a senses, some officers officially said plane one engine are stop the working during flying thatsY to emergency landing, great full to we all are safely land, thanks to Allah Almighty"

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Re: Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi Due to Engine Problem

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Information on The Aviation Herald.

https://avherald.com/h?article=511e6b52

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Re: Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi Due to Engine Problem

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On December 2, PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BOL as substitute aircraft left Karachi at 9:51 PM as flight PK743 to Medina.

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Re: Medina-bound PIA Boeing 777 Flight PK743 Returns to Karachi Due to Engine Problem

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On December 2, cockpit of PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BMH Karachi to Medina flight PK743 received fire warning for one of the two engines. This prompted pilot to issue a mayday call to air traffic control.

However, within seconds the fire warning light turned off on its own. Despite this, cockpit crew took no chances and decided to turn back and safely landed the aircraft back in Karachi by utilizing the engine fire suppressant bottle.

Upon inspection by PIA Engineering, no evidence of actual fire damage was found in any of the engines. It is believed that the fire indication may have been due to system malfunction. The incident has been reported to Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Airworthiness Department which will initiate an investigation.

PIA spokesman said that standard procedures were followed by utilizing the engine fire suppressant bottle and returning safely to Karachi. Cockpit crew also underwent mandatory post-incident testing as a precaution.

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On December 4, PIA Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registration AP-BMH flight returned to service when it left Karachi at 1:44 AM as flight PK731 to Jeddah.

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Pakistan Air Line Pilots' Association (PALPA) General Secretary Capt. Imran Narejo in a letter to flight PK743 pilot Capt. Bayar Masood stated: "I am writing to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for your exceptional handling of the recent emergency situation aboard flight PK743 from Karachi to Medina on December 2, 2023.

The calm and composed manner in which all of you managed the engine fire at take off was nothing short of remarkable. Your quick thinking, decisive actions and unwavering professionalism undoubtedly played a pivotal role in ensuring the safely and security of everyone onboard.

Your collective efforts in swiftly assessing the situation, communicating effectively and safely landing the aircraft back at Karachi Airport reflect the highest standards of professionalism and competence in the aviation industry.

Your courage and competence in handling this emergency situation are deeply appreciated."


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