SUNDAY TIMES KARACHI: According to a PIA spokesperson, the aircraft made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. A trainee pilot and student in the plane remained unhurt.

He said the plane developed a technical fault, which forced it to make the emergency landing.

The aircraft took off from the Karachi airport at 9am and developed a technical fault at around 9:40am, he added.

The spokesperson said the damage suffered by the plane as a result of the emergency landing is being assessed.