AirSial Flight Karachi-Lahore Suffers Engine Problems

AirSial Flight Karachi-Lahore Suffers Engine Problems
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Earlier this week, an AirSial flight to Lahore suffered engine problems not long after departure from Karachi Airport, Pakistan.

Information is limited regarding this incident.

Here is what we know so far…

AirSial PF141 – Karachi to Lahore…

AirSial Flight Karachi-Lahore Suffers Engine Problems
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AirSial Flight Karachi-Lahore Suffers Engine Problems
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AirSial flight PF141 is a routine scheduled flight between Karachi and Lahore.

The aircraft involved in this incident is registered as AP-BOB.

As per data from, AP-BOB is a 15.9 year old Airbus A320 that started out life with TACA International Airlines in June 2008.

By May 2013, it was passed over to Avianca El Salvador, before AirSial took delivery in December 2020.

Of the A320ceo variant, the Pakistan-based carrier has five of them.

Furthermore, of that five, all but one are in active service, with an average age of 15 years.

AirSial flight PF141 departed Karachi at 0753 local time on April 22 and initially climbed out to Lahore.

However, not long after departure, the aircraft made a u-turn back to KHI with an issue onboard.

The Airbus A320 landed safely without further incident at 0807 local time, around 15 minutes after departure.

Grounded For A Day and a Half…

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Data from RadarBox shows that the aircraft was grounded for a day and a half before returning to service.

Instead of going on to Lahore, the aircraft operated a flight to Islamabad from Karachi on April 23.

Since then, no additional issues have been reported with the aircraft and it’s engines.

All eyes will be on if the same issue arises in the short-term or not.

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