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Ethiopian Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Lahore after brawl

Updated Mar 18, 2017 02:05pm


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An Ethiopian Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Lahore on Saturday after two passengers came to blows on board.

The Boeing 777 jet was heading to Beijing from Addis Ababa when two passengers got into a brawl during the flight, airport sources said.

The plane, which was carrying more than 300 passengers, made an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport around 10:40 am.

Upon landing, the two men were arrested by the Airport Security Force (ASF). The two passengers, with bruises on their faces, were also taken for medical inspection.

The plane will take off for Beijing after clearance from airport authorities.


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Comments (11) Closed

Azher Mar 18, 2017 12:20pm

I dont know we have kept these people or sent them back

Adnan Mar 18, 2017 12:32pm

I had seen this flight when i was going to office near airport. The exact time was 9.45 AM.

M.Saeed Mar 18, 2017 01:05pm

Ethiopian Airline is one the best airlines of Africa and an example for PIA, being highly profitable airline of the world's highly depressed nation. Ethiopia is in serious famine since a long but, its airline flies the most uptodate modern planes and serves a high quality generous foods in flights.

aslam shaikh Mar 18, 2017 01:50pm

Fight in the sky, new height of entertainment

Sodomite Mar 18, 2017 03:35pm

@M.Saeed You are absolutely right. I traveled with them 3 times from London to Addis and each time they were perfect.

ga Mar 18, 2017 05:53pm

Had it been over UK it would have been escorted by fighter jets.

Ali Mar 18, 2017 05:51pm

Eithopia airline is managed by their Army

Hidden truth Mar 18, 2017 06:00pm

Human nature never changes be on ground or in the air, always fighting for one thing or another. Never satisfied.

Princess_of_DHUMP Mar 18, 2017 06:25pm

@M.Saeed Better than PIA for sure for overall I think Kenya Airways take the cake. They are slightly expensive than Ethiopian but have better ground handling and airport services. Your point however is well taken - Ethiopia is growing rapidly it still however lags behind Pakistan if you compare the overall development indicators - yet their airline is doing much better than our PIA despite of the fact Pakistani expatriates across the world are in millions who can be a major enabler for PIA's international operations

Mohammad Ali bajwa Mar 18, 2017 06:38pm

This should bring extra revenue for Lahore Airport for their inconvenience.

waheed khan Mar 21, 2017 03:54am

Stupid chinese fighting on the plane