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Air Arabia plane makes emergency landing in Pakistan

world Updated: Apr 26, 2010 07:39 IST

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An Air Arabia flight, carrying 165 passengers from Dubai to Chittagang in Bangladesh, made an emergency landing at Pakistan's Karachi airport soon after fire broke out in the cargo section of the plane.

Spokesman of the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority said that all the passengers were safely evacuated after it was landed at the Jinnah International Airport on Sunday.

The plane crew contacted the Karachi air traffic control as soon as the fire alarm alerted them of the danger. The plane safely landed and the team of fire brigade immediately controlled the fire, Xinhua reported.

So far, it is not clear that whether the passengers would travel by the same plane to Chittagang or would be provided alternative flight.