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    IndiGo Sharjah flight diverted; second Indian airline in 2 weeks to make emergency landing in Karachi

    IndiGo Sharjah flight diverted; second Indian airline in 2 weeks to make emergency landing in Karachi

    IndiGo Sharjah flight diverted; second Indian airline in 2 weeks to make emergency landing in Karachi
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    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Published)

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    IndiGo on Sunday diverted its Sharjah-Hyderabad flight to Pakistan’s Karachi due to a "technical defect". This is the second Indian airline to make an emergency landing in Karachi in two weeks. SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft from New Delhi to Dubai on July 5 had made an emergency landing in Karachi after a fuel indicator fault.

    An IndiGo Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Pakistan’s Karachi due to a "technical defect", news agency ANI reported on Sunday. This is the second Indian airline to make an emergency landing in Karachi in two weeks.
    "After the pilot of the Sharjah-Hyderabad flight observed a technical defect in the aircraft, as a precaution the aircraft was diverted to Karachi, Pakistan," ANI said in a tweet, quoting the airline.
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    IndiGo was dispatching an additional flight to Karachi to bring passengers back to Hyderabad, ANI said. InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates IndiGo, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    On July 5, SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft from New Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan, after a fuel indicator fault. The airline was issued a warning notice by DGCA following the incident.
    Recently, the airline watchdog also ordered a probe on IndiGo’s Delhi-Vadodara flight which was diverted to Jaipur as vibrations were observed in the engines of the aircraft.
    India has seen a strong revival in domestic and international air travel in the months following the lifting of COVID restrictions.
    (With inputs from Reuters)
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