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IndiGo Flight Diverted to Karachi Due to Technical Problem

As per the reports, all of the passengers were safe when the plane made a precautionary landing in Karachi

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Transcontinental Times Staff
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INDIA: An IndiGo aircraft flying from Sharjah to Hyderabad diverted to Pakistan today after the pilot reported a technical defect in the aircraft, the airline has said. All of the passengers were safe when the plane made a precautionary landing in Karachi, the statement stated.

An additional flight will be dispatched to Karachi to transport the passengers to Hyderabad, the airline stated.

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“IndiGo flight 6E-1406, operating from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi. The pilot observed a technical defect. Necessary procedures were followed and as a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Karachi. An additional flight is being sent to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad,” the airline said in a release.

According to official sources, the IndiGo Airbus made the precautionary landing as a result of a system issue being discovered in Engine 2, the aircraft’s right engine.

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In the last two weeks, Karachi has seen an unplanned landing by an Indian aircraft twice.

Due to a broken fuel indicator light in the cockpit, a SpiceJet flight bound for Dubai from Delhi was diverted to the Pakistani city earlier this month.

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Later, a replacement flight sent from India carried 138 passengers toward Dubai. It took some time before the Pakistani government agreed to let the travelers board a different plane and fly to Dubai.

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