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Pakistan Airlines crew detained at London’s Heathrow Airport, let off after search

The crew members were allowed to leave after a thorough search was conducted.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 16, 2017 3:57 pm
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Fourteen members of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were detained at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday and were let off after two hours. The crew members were allowed to leave after a thorough search was conducted.

“Flight PK-785 from Islamabad to London arrived at Heathrow Airport at 2.50 p.m. on Monday, and after passengers disembarked, the flight crew and aircraft were searched by authorities,” Pakistani news papers quoted PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar as saying.

He also added that the reason for detention of the crew was yet not clear and that PIA will take up this matter with British aviation authorities.

However, Geo News reported that the PIA spokesperson said, on Tuesday, that the crew was taken into custody for interrogation related to security issues.

“While the crew has been released and sent back to the hotel, as per British authorities’ statement, it still remains under investigation. The crew members’ passports were also reportedly taken by the police,” the report stated.

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  1. P
    Pradip Naik
    May 17, 2017 at 12:08 am
    stani nationals holding green colour " Islamic Republic of stan " have problems for long time. They have bad re tion all over the world. The w world knows that stan is pampering terrorists on their home turf. stanis have no rspects whereever they go.
    1. S
      May 16, 2017 at 6:13 pm
      PIA is in news almost daily for always wrong reasons. This crew must be wondering what crime has been detected now.
      1. S
        May 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm
        1. R
          May 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm
          Hahaha terrorists.
          1. Y
            May 17, 2017 at 11:11 am
            hahaha you terrorists your self kil innocent people of Kashmir..... people like you create hate