Date & Time: Dec 30, 2014 at 1522 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Karachi – Lahore
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following an uneventful flight from Karachi, the crew completed the approach and landing on runway 36L at Lahore-Allama Muhammad Iqbal Airport. After touchdown, the crew initiated the braking procedure when the left main gear partially collapsed. Control was lost and the aircraft veered to the right before coming to rest in a grassy area. All 172 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It was determined that the left main gear partially collapsed after it suffered a bird strike (rapacious) on approach.