A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, on Saturday, landed midway in Lahore apparently due to low visibility and prompted the passengers onboard to travel by bus to their destination, reports claimed.
According to Geo News, the PIA flight was en route from Abu Dhabi to Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan but was landed midway in Lahore, because the aircraft crew claimed low visibility due to smog. The airline crew later offered passengers to facilitate them by taking them to their desired destination from a bus. However, the passengers turned down the offer and refused to leave the aircraft.
Reportedly, in order to force the passengers out of the aircraft, the airline staffers turned off the air-conditioners, leading to suffocation of several passengers, including minors.
Notably, the distance between Lahore and Rahim Yar Khan is more than 600 kilometres and the approximate time distance is at least eight to nine hours on drive. Considering the proximity of Multan to Rahim Yar Khan, passengers maintained that at least the airline should drop them at Multan Airport, from where the distance to the destination is about 280 km.
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