Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing in Pakistan
The flight diverted to Karachi after one of the passengers developed a medical condition
Amid deteriorating diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan, a Jet Airways plane from India reportedly made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport in Pakistan over medical emergency.
The flight 9W 202 was en route to Doha in Qatar from New Delhi and diverted to Karachi after one of the passengers developed a medical condition, Jet Airways officials said.
“One of the guests developed a medical condition and the captain decided to land at the nearest airport given the emergency," the airline said in a statement.
"Medical assistance was duly coordinated prior to the flight's arrival. However, the guest succumbed on arrival in Karachi,” it added.
Jet Airways Statement on flight 9W 202 from Delhi to Doha of November 7, 2016. pic.twitter.com/OACmKg1bTA
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The pilots decided to take the aircraft to Karachi airport as it was the nearest runway and the Karachi Air Traffic Control (ATC) extended all possible help as per the international obligation and informed the Delhi ATC, reports said.
Jet Airways later said the flight returned safely from Pakistan and landed in Delhi with 141 passengers onboard.
The incident raised tension initially as the bilateral ties between the neighbours are stuck in its new low after the Uri attack. Currently, there has been no flight operation between the countries and many Indian flight operators were decided to avoid Pakistani airspace while flying to Middle East.