At the Toronto Pearson International Airport, a refueling automobile bumped into the parked Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airplane on Friday. The flight was headed to Lahore. Because of this collision, the flight experienced a delay of sixteen hours’ time.
Mashood Tajwar a spokesperson for PIA said that the flight PK-798 was due to take off at 7: 40 pm, but it was delayed as a refueling vehicle of some local company hit at the airplane’s engine while the plane was refueling.
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The airplane was then moved to the hangar for needed repairs.
The passengers were provided accommodation in hotels as the flight was expected to have a delay of sixteen hours, the spokesperson mentioned.
The flight would be departing for Lahore today that is Saturday at 9:00 pm.
A notice of explanation relating the incident has been sent to the local company providing the refueling services at Toronto airport by the PIA management.
The same flight (that is Toronto to Lahore flight) experienced an incident earlier this year in January when the PIA airplane while taxing to its gate at Pearson airport trimmed the wing of an Air France plane.
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