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PIA plane catches fire after take off

Updated October 06, 2013
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KARACHI: The engine of a plane caught fire soon after take off from Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on late Sunday Night.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane PK 213 had taken off from Jinnah Airport and was en route to Dubai, when one of its engines caught fire.

The engine caught fire five minutes after take off, reports suggest.

The plane did not make an emergency landing according to officials.

Over 50 passengers were on the plane when the incident took place. They are all reported to be unhurt.

Several residents in Korangi and nearby areas heard a loud noise as the plane was in flight overhead.

Emergency had been declared at the airport in the aftermath of the incident.