Lahore, 5th April: Private Airline Serene Air’s flagship aircraft A330 was involved in another incident on Monday as AP-BNE had to divert back to its origin due to an engine stall.
According to Baaghi TV’s reports, Serene Air’s A330-200 departed from Karachi to Islamabad with 120 passengers on board.
The aircraft departed from runway 25L at 12:51 pm (PST) and proceeded North-East towards the capital, reaching a cruising altitude of 39,000 ft.
According to the latest reports, at about 1:22 pm, about 31 minutes into the flight, the flight turned back around just short of Rahim Yar Khan and descended to a lower altitude of 22,000 ft.
After staying at the altitude, the aircraft further descended to land back on runway 25L without any further incident.
This incident has raised a lot of eyebrows as this is the second time that BNE has faced a problem with its engines.
Earlier in the day, Baaghi TV reported that Serene Air’s flight ER-502 flying from Karachi to Islamabad developed a technical fault after which the captain contacted the control tower and made a safe landing at Karachi’s airport.
According to sources, it is the same engine that stalled on the previous incident this aircraft faced back in October 2020.
The question rises, is the problem in the aircraft or the airline?
Whatever it is, the airline needs to figure this quickly because they are set to take delivery of 2 additional A332s very soon and they would certainly want to avoid any future incidents which dent public expectations.
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