Friday, September 8, 2023

    Indian plane makes emergency landing in Karachi , Pakistan

    KARACHI – An Indian commercial flight made an emergency landing at Jinnah Terminal International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan on Monday, after a passenger passed away.

    PCCA sources said the IndiGO aircraft was en route from New Delhi to Doha when a medical emergency was reported on board.

    After the health conditional of a passenger deteriorated, the captain contacted the Karachi Air Traffic Control & sought permission to land in Karachi on humanitarian grounds.

    While the Pakistani officials allowed the plane to make the emergency landing, health officials examined the passenger & pronounced him dead. Sources said the passenger, identified as Abdullah, a Nigerian national, had died before the landing.

    After confirmation of the passenger’s death by doctors, the necessary procedural steps & documentation was carried out in Karachi, after which, the Indian plane resumed flight to Gulf Country.

    The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority & Ministry of Health have issued death certificate of the Nigerian national.

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