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Islamabad-bound PIA flight narrowly escapes collision with Air Canada aircraft at Toronto airport

Islamabad-bound PIA flight narrowly escaped collision with Air Canada aircraft at Toronto airport due to alleged negligence by the former’s pilot.

As being reported, Canada’s aviation regulator has issued a report on the near-miss incident that took place on Oct. 17.

As being reported it was a close call as a PIA Boeing 777-200 aircraft was preparing to take off from Toronto airport for Islamabad while an Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER flight was arriving from Incheon, South Korea.

The PIA aircraft taxied onto Taxiway Q “without clearance,” the report said, adding that the plane passed the hold line on Taxiway Q and entered the runway protected area (RPA) for Runway 23.

Air Canada aircraft that had already begun the final approach to the same runway was instructed to “conduct a go-round”, the report added.

The aircraft landed safely after a 15-minute delay.

An air traffic controller’s timely action averted a potentially disastrous crash, the Canadian aviation authority said.

A spokesperson for the PIA said that the management of the national flag carrier airline has already taken notice of the alleged negligence by its pilot.

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