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Pakistan airline denies it had 'extra' passengers standing

Published Mon, Feb 27, 2017 · 09:50 PM

Islamabad, Pakistan

PAKISTAN'S national carrier said Sunday it would investigate allegations that a plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia carrying seven extra passengers, but denied they stood in the aisles for the three-hour journey.

The probe was ordered after a report in the English-language daily Dawn. The paper said the Jan 20 flight to Medina carried 416 passengers, seven more than its capacity of 409 including jump seats, in a serious breach of air safety regulations. The newspaper quoted sources as saying that in case of an emergency, passengers without seats would not hav…

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