PIA Flight PK 752 after reaching Oslo from Lahore on February 6, due to a technical fault in the engine aircraft was grounded. The local airlines technical staff was contacted, and they refused to work after the initial checkout process due to snowfall and severe winter in Oslo.
PIA’s engineering team from Pakistan analyzed the situation and based on their expertise and skills rectified the fault not only informed the foreign engineers that 3- 4 hours time was required to finish the job but also did the same upon refusal by the foreign airline technical staff.
These highly skilled engineering team from Pakistan, along with the necessary equipment came on PK 757 for London which made a brief landing in Oslo.
The aircraft fault was then rectified by PIA engineers in 3- 4 hours under extreme weather conditions.
The aircraft after repairs took off after a delay of 30 hours on February 8.
Meanwhile, more than 200 passengers of the return flight were provided hotel accommodation and were well looked after.
CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik, on this unprecedented performance, appreciated engineers, PIA Oslo manager and Ground Handling staff and announced appreciation letters for the work done.