Pakistan Air Traffic Controller saved Air India flight en route to Muscat from the Indian city of Jaipur from a catastrophe last week. The air traffic controller guided the plane through a weather emergency, saving the lives of 150 passengers and cabin crew of the flight.
According to the details, the Air India flight was caught up in lightning near Chor, Sindh – a border area with India. The plane alleviated to an altitude of 34,000 feet from 36,000 feet. The pilot immediately issued an emergency ‘Mayday‘ call of help to the nearest air traffic control site.
Humanity first. https://t.co/KfeQl4u9er
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 17, 2019
When humanity wins over politics . Pakistani air traffic controller saves a Jaipur to Muscat flight from disaster https://t.co/XEzSuVFzUC
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 16, 2019
An air traffic controller in Karachi swiftly responded to the emergency call of the pilot. The air traffic controller then guided the Indian plane through the heavy air traffic in Pakistan’s airspace.
It is noteworthy to mention that the desert area of Pakistan, bordering with India, had been severely affected by a thunderstorm and lightning past week. Last week, at least 20 people died including women and children after lightning struck the villages in Tharparkar district.
Jaipur-Muscat Flight Pilot Sounds 'Mayday' Alarm, Pakistani Air Traffic Controller Responds in Time.
This is the kind of news that I would like on the front page of my newspapers. ❤️❤️
— Knotty Commander (@KnottyCommander) November 18, 2019
When humanity wins over politics.
Pakistani Air Traffic Controller saved an Indian plane, flying from Jaipur to Muscat, by guiding it through the air during an emergency.
I don't know why our media doesn't highlight such incidents😶#shameindianmedia @aajtak @ABPNews @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/G1omWHqCYR
— Hemant Sharma (@HemantS75912613) November 17, 2019
Meanwhile, a mammoth of Indians including Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon praised Pakistan’s air traffic controller for saving the lives. Raveena Tandon appreciating the heroic act asserted that ‘humanity prevailed over politics’.
Other Indian Twitter users expressed gratitude to Pakistan for saving the Air India flight from a major disaster that could otherwise have resulted in the loss of human lives.
A humanitarian act from Pakistan came amid hostile relations between India and Pakistan. Pakistan had completely shut down its air space for Indian aircraft after Indian Air Force had violated Pakistan’s airspace in February. Pakistan has partially opened its airspace for Pakistan in mid-July.
— Mona Alam (@MonaAlamm) November 18, 2019
(2/4) air traffic controller saved Jaipur-Muscat flight from disaster. Thanks a ton to @pid_gov @ImranKhanPTI for showing generosity during emergency & saving life of 150 Indian passengers. If India & Pakistan look beyond politics a lot of good things can happen. Pakistan and
— Kushal Roy (@itskushalroy) November 16, 2019
Great Work. Appreciate @PakAviation
— JaiHind (@AmbujChhibber) November 16, 2019
A Pakistani air traffic controller Saves an Indian flight with 150 Passengers . He Saved the Indian flight from a major disaster by guiding it out of an emergency.
No Media Show This Because They will not get TRP. #thankyoupakistan
— Anshu Sharma🇮🇳★ (@TheAnshuSharma) November 16, 2019
Pakistan, however, denied India, permission to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi use the airspace of Pakistan in September following India’s forced annexation of Kashmir.
Lately, Pakistan is garnering praise from the global Sikh community for opening the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh devotees. Pakistan is reinvigorating its image of a friendly, peaceful and progressive nation in the international arena by thriving religious tourism in the country.
People of Pakistan warmly embraced Sikh devotees reaching Pakistan from across the globe. Pakistan even earned respect following Indian Air Force Abhinandan Varthaman’s safe return to India following its capture in February.