PIA lands midway, asks passenger to take bus to destination, People Trolled With Hilarious Tweets

A flight of Pakistan’s national carrier on Saturday landed in Lahore due to low visibility and asked passengers on board to travel by bus to their destination, according to a media report.

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Abu Dhabi in the UAE to Rahim Yar Khan landed at the Lahore airport reportedly due to low visibility, Geo News reported.The airline staffers offered to take the passengers to their desired destination by a bus. However, the passengers turned down the offer and refused to leave the plane.Following this the airline staffers switched off the plane’s air-conditioning system, resulting in suffocation of passengers, including minors.

The approximate distance from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan is 625 km.The passengers said they had asked the airlines to drop them at Multan Airport which is 292 km from Rahim Yar Khan. PTI

The Shaikh Zaid Airport at Rahim Yar Khan.WorldAirportCodes

Low visibility is a normal thing. In the world of aviation, flights often face the issue of low visibility and make emergency landings. In such situations, the airline usually puts passengers on another flight once the visibility becomes better.

But things are different in Pakistan. The reports say that PIA staffers offered to take the passengers all the way to Rahim Yar Khan by…bus. This, too, might sound a bit okay till you realize that Rahim Yar Khan is 625 kilometers from Lahore.

That is just about the distance from New Delhi to Allahabad. For a moment imagine you are an Indian headed for Allahabad but whose flight made an emergency stop at New Delhi and your carrier offers you a ride in a bus all the way to your destination. Would you take it? Of course not!

That’s exactly the passengers told PIA. They would not travel in a bus all the way to Rahim Yar Khan. And this is where things go dirty.

The PIA officials then reportedly switched off the plane’s air conditioning system to force the passengers out. This absolutely shocking act allegedly resulted in the suffocation of some passengers, including minors.

According to the media reports, the passengers had requested the airlines to fly them to Multan Airport. From there Rahim Yar Khan is 292 kilometers away.

The Nation reports that there were 105 passengers in the flight Pk-296. Poor visibility had forced the plane to first landed at Sialkot and then at Lahore.

And PIA got angry reactions and jokes on Twitter: