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Staff Report

Islamabad

A passenger boarding bridge collapsed at the new Islamabad international airport on Tuesday.

At least one person was injured in the incident at the newly constructed Islamabad International

According to the airport authorities the bridge was connected to the Gulf Airline flight GF771 and was being removed by the operator Muhammad Mudassir.

Mudassir was moving the bridge back after shifting passengers into the plane when it collapsed, consequently injuring the operator.

Luckily the plane didn’t come under the impact of falling bridge and escaped the accident.

The airport authorities have started an investigation to ascertain the factors behind the incident.

Later the Islamabad bound Bahrain flight safely took -off to its destination.

There has been a series of unfortunate events ever since its inauguration. It is important to mention here that it hasn’t even been a year since the construction and inauguration.

Earlier in October, the manager of the new IIA was suspended following media reports about stray dogs wandering in the facility’s lounge.

The CAA chief took strict notice of the situation and also issued orders for an inquiry into the matter, he added.

Experts, however, believe that the entry of stray dogs inside the airport’s premises is a breach of security and not a management-related issue.

The episode, they said, raises serious questions over multiple layers of security including the deployment of Airports Security Force (ASF), Rangers and the police personnel at the newly-inaugurated facility.

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