An IndiGo plane flying from Sharjah to Hyderabad diverted to Pakistan immediately after the pilot reported a technical defect within the plane, the airline has stated. The aircraft made a precautionary touchdown in Karachi and all of the passengers are secure, it stated.
The Indian low-cost provider additional added that an extra flight might be despatched to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad.
“IndiGo flight 6E-1406, working from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi. The pilot noticed a technical defect. Vital procedures had been adopted and as a precaution the plane was diverted to Karachi. An extra flight is being despatched to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad,” the airline stated in a launch.
Sources within the authorities have advised NDTV that the IndiGo Airbus made the precautionary touchdown after a system fault was detected in Engine 2, or the fitting engine of the plane.
That is the second Indian airline to make an unscheduled touchdown in Karachi in two weeks.
Earlier this month, a SpiceJet plane from Delhi to Dubai was diverted to the Pakistan metropolis attributable to a malfunctioning gas indicator gentle within the cockpit.
The 138 passengers later left for Dubai in a substitute flight that was despatched from India. It took a number of hours earlier than the Pakistan authorities allowed the passengers to board a substitute plane and fly out to Dubai.
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