ISLAMABAD : National airlines flight escaped disaster as a bird hit the airliner when it was taking off for Dubai at Benazir International Airport Islamabad.Airport sources said a bird hit the wheels of the aircraft after the national airlines flight PK-211 took off for Dubai. The pilot made an emergency landing and brought the flight safely back to the airport, reported a private TV channel. The bird-hit incident sent a wave of panic among the passengers.The technicians, after inspection of the aircraft, decided to postpone the flight and passengers were offloaded.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 02-May-2014