Passengers evacuated after Pakistani jet slips off runway in Lahore

Passengers were evacuated after the Pakistani plane made a hard landing and came off the runway.

Story highlights

  • Photos show the jet in a grassy field with collapsed landing gear
  • All 112 passengers on Shaheen Air Flight 142 are said to be safe, Pakistani TV reports

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)Passengers on board a Pakistani commercial jet were evacuated after the plane made a hard landing and came off the runway in the city of Lahore.

Shaheen Air Flight 142 was arriving from the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday when the plane slipped off the runway, an airport official told CNN.
Photos from the scene obtained by CNN affiliate Geo News showed the jet sat in a grassy field with its emergency ramps deployed, the engines partially pulled off and the landing gear collapsed.
    Shaheen Air Flight 142 was arriving from Karachi when the plane slipped off the runway.
    Emergency vehicles came out to the plane shortly after the incident, the airport official said, adding that a full investigation was being opened.
    The plane's tire appears to have burst as it was touching down, Geo News reported, citing unidentified sources at the airport.
    All 112 passengers on board were reported to be safe, Geo News said.
    Officials at Shaheen Air weren't immediately available for comment on the incident.
    The jet is an Airbus A320-232, according to FlightRadar24, a website that monitors air traffic.