LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) today to indict Shaheen Air’s pilot Asmat Mehmood on January 2.

The hearing of the case was conducted in a special court of ATC during which the verdict was announced. Asmat Mehmood is accused of endangering the lives of the passengers, during the crash landing as the medical report revealed that the pilot was drunk and had 83% alcohol with lack of sleep the previous night.

At least 10 passengers were injured in the incident that took place on November 3rd causing damage to the aircraft as the plane veered off the runway, perhaps caused by a tyre burst. Shaheen Airlines Flight NL-142, flying from Karachi to Lahore, made the landing at 9.27am at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Reports say the tyre of the aircraft burst due to a fault in the landing gear, after which the aircraft skidded off the runway. The runway was temporarily shut down with expected flight delays. A total of 167 passengers were on board the aircraft. The injured were provided with immediate medical treatment, however, none was reported to be critical.