Fuel-deficient cargo plane lands in Lahore instead of New Delhi

Fuel-deficient cargo plane lands in Lahore instead of New Delhi

“The pilot said the aircraft had did not have enough fuel for the plane to stay in the air for some time,” the spokesman said, adding the refueling had been done and the plane was expected to leave for its destination shortly.



By (PTI)

Published: Sun 14 Jun 2015, 12:12 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:57 PM

Lahore: A New Delhi-bound Qatar Airlines cargo plane had to land in Lahore as the Delhi airport authorities asked it to hover in the air till clearance of the runway.

“The pilot of Qatar Airlines New Delhi-bound Cargo flight 8892 today afternoon requested Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority for landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore for refueling which was allowed,” CAA Punjab spokesman Kamran Malik told PTI.

He said the plane also told the CAA that it was asked to hover in the air as other flights were lined up for landing.

“The pilot said the aircraft had did not have enough fuel for the plane to stay in the air for some time,” the spokesman said, adding the refueling had been done and the plane was expected to leave for its destination shortly.

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