UAE-India flight: Indigo aircraft from Sharjah to Hyderabad diverted to Pakistan

This is the second Indian flight being diverted to Karachi in the span of two weeks



By ANI

Published: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7:15 AM

Last updated: Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7:48 PM

Another Indian flight, a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo airliner from Sharjah, was diverted to Pakistan's Karachi airport after the pilot reported a technical defect.

"IndiGo flight 6E-1406, operating from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi. The pilot observed a technical defect. Necessary procedures were followed and as a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Karachi," IndiGo said in a press release.

It further added that an additional flight will be sent to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad.

This is the second Indian airline to make a precautionary landing in Karachi in two weeks.

Earlier, on July 5, a Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight from New Delhi made a precautionary landing in Pakistan's Karachi airport after the plane developed a technical glitch.

"SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Dubai diverted to Karachi. Boeing 737 engine has developed a technical fault. The captain of the aircraft sought a precautionary landing and was given permission. All passengers on board are safe. The call sign of the aircraft is SG11," sources told ANI on Tuesday.

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According to the Karachi airport officials, the flight was diverted when it was on the way to Dubai.

"The plane landed in Karachi 8.03am (local time), 53 minutes after being airborne. It has been on-ground for the past four hours. Passengers are being looked after. The plane has been parked in the designated area where engineers are assessing the problem," Pakistan's civil aviation authority (CAA) official said.

"On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi - Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked," the spokesperson of the airline said on Tuesday.

No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing at Karachi airport.


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