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PIA provides free hotel accommodation to stranded passengers in Toronto


Karachi; December 15, 2015

With reference to media queries regarding delay in PIA's flight from Toronto, Spokesman PIA has explained that bird hit was detected on a PIA aircraft after it landed at Toronto airport yesterday, which had caused damage to the engine.

As its repair time was estimated to be around 72 hours, the passengers were immediately informed. Those living in Toronto were provided free drop to their homes, while around 70 passengers who were from outstation were provided free hotel accommodation, he said.

The spokesman said that a Boeing 777 aircraft has been sent to Toronto today in which around 100 of these passengers would be adjusted, while the rest would travel once the damaged aircraft gets repaired by tomorrow.

Bird hits are a known aviation phenomenon and are beyond the control of any airline, he added.