Tuesday, July 23, 2024

In 1962, PIA Pilots Set a World Record for the Fastest Flight from London to Karachi

On January 2, 1962, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane called Boeing 720-B landed in Karachi and made a new record for the flight between London and Karachi.

The PIA plane didn’t stop flying. It was on a journey from the Boeing factory in Seattle to Karachi as part of its delivery. It had already broken the flying record between Seattle and London.

When Captain Abdullah Baig, the chief pilot of PIA, and Air Commodore Nur Khan, the managing director, walked off the plane, they received a warm welcome.Captain Baig told the media that the record was achieved because of the combined efforts of the entire crew on board the plane.

He said it was the best team he had ever flown with.The turbofan jet aircraft, which cost $6 million, set an official distance record between London and Karachi. It covered the distance in six hours, 45 minutes, and 33 seconds, with an average speed of 583.3 miles per hour.

Related Articles

Latest Articles