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  • Karachi airport closed after major terrosist attack

    According to news channels, KHI was tragetted by a group of fifteen terrorists who entered the apron from a weak spot near the old terminal 1 which caters hajj flights only, four guards have been killed as well as one terrorist in the exchange of fire, some aircraft reportedly damaged with two on fire, an attempted hijacking is also being mentioned, airport is closed for 24 hours, international flights diverted are Cathay Pacific to unknown place was coming from Bangkok, Turkish and Qatar Airways back to their bases.

    Apparently an Emirates flight is stranded on the tarmac with all still aboard after landing.


  • #2
    Situation seems to be worsening by the minute. I have heard that three aircraft have been attacked and/or on fire - one PIA, one AirBlue and one from an international carrier. EK and TG on the ground and EK - as reported above - apparently stranded. Some reports say that the aircraft has been the target of a hijacking attempt.

    Clearly, as this seems to be a developing story, accurate reports will take time to come through.

    Latest reports say rocket fired towards one plane.

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    • #3
      Yes the terrorists are still holed up theee and firing has started again, one reportedly blew himself up. Five aircraft destroyed

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      • #4
        Latest information from Karachi:

        Heard a report on jalopnik regarding the damaged a/c

        We have received news that 7 aircraft have completely been destroyed that included 1 Cargolux 747 & 1 PIA A310 (AP-BDZ). An ATR from PIA and an Airblue bird has been damaged as well. Thai 333 (HS-TEL) bearing Star Alliance livery has also been damaged as rumored. She is suggested to be on the tarmac as during the time of attack she getting ready to depart KHI. An EK 77W (A6-EBP) is also suggested to be in the same predicament.

        It has also been reported that the Emirates 777, which had been boarded, was secured by Pakistani special forces, though there confused reports about this.

        It is believed that the attack is now over and all terrorists are dead; 13 people have been killed.

        http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7814357

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        • #5
          Originally posted by akerosid View Post
          Latest information from Karachi:

          Heard a report on jalopnik regarding the damaged a/c

          We have received news that 7 aircraft have completely been destroyed
          There seems to be no truth in that whatsoever.......

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ATFS_Crash
            According to self-appointed experts, this is not possible.

            The terrorists are "on the run". (Sarcasm)

            Obama Has Touted Al Qaeda’s Demise 32 Times since Benghazi Attack
            http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obam...ghazi-attack-0

            Bergdahl prisoner exchange has made peace with the Taliban. There is no way the exchange could strengthen the resolve of terrorists and result in more terrorist attacks. (Sarcasm)

            The Bergdahl deal, is nothing like Iran-Contra (Sarcasm)

            Don't even ask if Obama's Bergdahl deal included a money payoff to terrorists. There is no way that the money could be used to fund terrorism. (Sarcasm)

            Author Brad Thor Says This Is the ‘Biggest Question’ Not Being Asked About the Bergdahl Exchange
            http://www.theblaze.com/?s=bergdahl&...amp&order=desc

            There is no way that politics and terrorism could be related to aviation. (Sarcasm)
            COMPLETELY Off Topic. Keep your right/bat-winged drivel out of this. We are looking for facts about this situation - and it's clear that you don't have any so let's move on.

            Back to the point;

            http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/09/world/...rport-attacks/

            Seven bodies have been recovered near a cold storage facility at a Karachi airport Tuesday morning, more than a day after a deadly militant attack there left 29 others dead.The seven cargo workers were found in rubble near the hall where a fire broke out during the attack.
            This article and update are as of approx. 9:00AM EST via CNN, and independently verified by their CNN Asia desks.

            Farooq Sattar, a member of parliament, was on a plane at the airport when the attack took place.
            "My aircraft was on the tarmac ready to take off when suddenly, from what I understand, a message came to the pilot saying to get off the runway and return to the gate," Sattar said. "I heard shots and saw smoke."
            "Before the pilot could announce anything, I had text messages blowing up my phone saying 'Karachi airport under attack.' We were in the aircraft for three hours, full of fuel. They locked the doors.
            "The airport was poorly guarded. It was only due to some airport security personnel that the attack got thwarted and the militants didn't make it to our part of the airport. Passengers were extremely nervous. They started looking at me for answers."
            "We felt like sitting ducks on the tarmac," he added.
            This is a lot of text to post, but it's a great insight to what a passenger was seeing occurring, and how some of the immediate reporting and speculation to a very difficult situation to understand - even to people who were at greatest harm.
            Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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            • #7
              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...five-dead.html

              UPDATED: 17:53 EST, 9 June 2014

              Burning wreck: TV footage appeared to show aircraft ablaze on the tarmac of Jinnah International Airport, but a spokesperson for the Pakistani military said no aircraft were damaged.
              This via the daily mail. Perhaps someone in the U.K. and/or Pakistan can verify how range the Daily Mail's reach might be in Pakistan to verify what is being said by the said spokesperson.
              Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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              • #8
                Only a single PIA 743 has been pictured with damage nothing too serious, it looks repairable.

                Cargolux and Cathay Pacific have stopped flying there.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ATFS_Crash
                  According to self-appointed experts, this is not possible.

                  The terrorists are "on the run". (Sarcasm)

                  Obama Has Touted Al Qaeda’s Demise 32 Times since Benghazi Attack
                  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obam...ghazi-attack-0

                  Bergdahl prisoner exchange has made peace with the Taliban. There is no way the exchange could strengthen the resolve of terrorists and result in more terrorist attacks. (Sarcasm)

                  The Bergdahl deal, is nothing like Iran-Contra (Sarcasm)

                  Don't even ask if Obama's Bergdahl deal included a money payoff to terrorists. There is no way that the money could be used to fund terrorism. (Sarcasm)

                  Author Brad Thor Says This Is the ‘Biggest Question’ Not Being Asked About the Bergdahl Exchange
                  http://www.theblaze.com/?s=bergdahl&...amp&order=desc

                  There is no way that politics and terrorism could be related to aviation. (Sarcasm)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LUNN View Post
                    Only a single PIA 743 has been pictured with damage nothing too serious, it looks repairable.
                    The 743s are being retired/on their way out already - no? I mean, if it were badly damaged, it's not as if they would be in a rush to have it repaired, right? Or, is/was there a plan for the fleet with PIA?
                    Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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                    • #11
                      Yes they will be stored after hajj, might be repaired for the flights catering pilgrimage traffic, also reported that an A310 and a Shaheen 734 have also been damaged.

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