Indian plane lands at Karachi airport


Staff Report

KARACHI: A plane of Indian airline flying from Sharjah to Lucknow made an emergency landing in Karachi on Tuesday after one of the passenger’s aboard fell sick.

IndiGo airlines flight number 6E1412 travelling from Sharjah to Lucknow had entered Pakistani airspace at around 4:00am via Iran, Civil Aviation Authority sources told . They said a passenger had fallen ill when the jet was in Pakistani airspace.

Once the passenger fell ill, the captain contacted the air traffic control and requested an emergency landing on humanitarian grounds at the Karachi airport.

Once the request was received, the airline made an emergency landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at 5:30am. Sources, however, said that the 67-year-old passenger, Habibur Rehman, had already passed away on the plane.

The Pakistani medical team said that the passenger had passed away due to a cardiac arrest.