An Indian flight made an emergency landing at Karachi Airport after a passenger passed away in the flight on Monday.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson, a flight of Indian airline was going to Doha from New Delhi when a passenger passed away during the flight. A Nigerian passenger named Abdullah, 60, passed away during the flight. Air Traffic Controller gave permission to the aircraft for the emergency landing of the flight. Doctors of CAA and NIH issued a death certificate of the passenger.
“Unfortunately, on arrival, the passenger was declared dead by the airport medical team,” the airline said in its statement.
“We are deeply saddened by the news and our prayers and wishes are with his family and loved ones,” the Indian airline said in its statement.
Emergency landing of an Indian airline in #Karachi, the pilot took permission to land when the passenger's condition worsened, the passenger died before landing. #Indigo #India pic.twitter.com/gkVIxgdRnK
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This is not the first time an Indian Airline has made an emergency landing in Pakistan. The same Indian Airline had made emergency landing back in 2021.
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The flight made emergency landing at the Karachi Airport after a passenger fell ill. The flight was in-bound to Lucknow from Sharjah when it made an emergency landing at the airport.
According to Asian News International, the passenger was declared dead by the medical team on arrival in Karachi. The airline also issued a statement in which it said: “IndiGo flight 6E 1412 from Sharjah to Lucknow was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency. Unfortunately, the passenger could not be revived and was declared dead on arrival by the airport medical team.”
Back in 2022, the same airline had again made an emergency landing in Karachi. Following a mechanical issue, an IndiGo Airbus A320neo made an emergency landing in Karachi. Two hours into the flight from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to Hyderabad, India, the pilot was obliged to make an emergency landing. Passengers were transferred to a new IndiGo jet, and the original plane returned the following day after a thorough inspection.