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Panic as PIA aircraft collision avoided in Muscat

by Robeel Haq on Jun 8, 2011




A potential mid-air collision over Oman skies was avoided by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) this week, it has been reported.

The national carrier was travelling from Lahore to Muscat on Monday 6th June 2011 with 97 passengers on board when the incident occurred.

According to media reports, the Boeing 737-300 was approaching Muscat International Airport when the traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) advised a climb from 16,000ft to 34,000ft. However, after complying with the request, crew members noticed that another aircraft was heading towards them at around the same altitude. New instructions were therefore issued for the PIA aircraft to be cleared from other traffic by climbing to 36,000ft.

While the civil aviation authority in Oman has not commented on the incident, a complaint has been filed by Pakistan International Airlines.


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PIA rocks as always.!

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Jamil Khan (Jul 17, 2011)
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

PIA
PIA rocks as always.!

Sunny (Jul 7, 2011)
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

PIA
Quick response & presence of mind by the PIA staff , should be highly appreciated, .... Good Job for noticing and reacting to the situation promptly.

Dan (Jun 17, 2011) Oman

Filing the complain
We would like to hear that the responsible to monitor the traffic is fired.we know how complaints are handeled in Oman:it will take ages and the problem will never be identified.

Khawar Nehal (Jun 11, 2011)
Dubai
Pakistan

Freaky
That is freaky. The skies are more loaded these days and airports need to be made more sparse and connected with metros like Dubai did.

ashraf ali (Jun 11, 2011)
lahore
Pakistan

Pia
we should beleive that we are living in 4th.world.........................


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