PIA B773 at Lahore on Aug 8th 2018, rejected takeoff due to engine failure results in blown tyres

Last Update: August 8, 2018 / 20:20:11 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
AP-BID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration AP-BID performing Hajj flight PK-2057 from Lahore (Pakistan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with 395 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Lahore when an engine failed prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft came to a stop with four blown of six left main tyres.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration AP-BGY reached Jeddah with a delay of 6.5 hours.

The airline reported not all passengers could be accomodated on the replacement aircraft, about 80 passengers have been rebooked onto flight the following day. A repair team was flown from Karachi to Lahore, repairs of AP-BID have begun.

A number of Pakistani media claim the engine failed as result of a bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
AP-BID

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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