Pakistan International Airlines crew briefly detained, plane searched at Heathrow

Islamabad: British authorities detained 14 crew members on a Pakistan International Airlines flight (PIA) and the plane was “carefully investigated” for security threats after arriving at

PK-785 flight from Islamabad to London on Monday arrived at Heathrow Airport at 14:00. At the landing, when passengers disembarked, the flight crew and the plane were registered by the authorities, PIA spokesman Mashhood Tajwar.

The team was released after two hours of security questioning, Geo News said on Tuesday.

“We have not been informed of the reason the crew had been detained,” Taywar said. The crew’s passports were also taken by police, according to the report.

According to British police, the crew was in the custody of the people for security reasons, but was released later because nothing was found during the search operation.

PIA said it wanted to protest against the bad behavior of the British police to the flight crew.

The flight, meanwhile, was later cleared to take off from Heathrow Airport with crew replaced.

The British authorities have detained 14 crew members on a Pakistan International Airlines flight (PIA) and the plane was “carefully examined” on security threats after landing at Heathrow Airport.

PK-785 flight from Islamabad to London arrived at Heathrow airport at 2.50 meters on Monday. At the landing, when passengers disembarked, the flight crew and the plane were registered by the authorities, PIA spokesman Mashhood Tajwar.
The team was released after two hours of security questioning, Geo News said on Tuesday.

“We have not been informed of the reason the crew had been detained,” Taywar said. The crew’s passports were also taken by police, according to the report.

According to British police, the crew was in the custody of the people for security reasons, but was released later because nothing was found during the search operation.

PIA said it wanted to protest against the bad behavior of the British police to the flight crew.

The flight, meanwhile, was later cleared to take off from Heathrow Airport with crew replaced.

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