Air India flight makes emergency landing in Pakistan
The New Delhi-bound flightwith 130 people on board made an emergency landing in southern Pakistan due to technical problems.
Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 08:28 AM
PLANE: Another plane brought engineers from India to fix the fault and took the passengers to New Delhi. (Photo: AFP)
An Air India flight bound for New Delhi with 130 people on board made an emergency landing in southern Pakistan on Monday due to technical problems, aviation officials said.
The Airbus A320 from Abu Dhabi made the unscheduled stop at Nawabshah airport, around 140 miles northeast of the port city of Karachi, Pakistan Civil Aviation spokesman Pervez George told AFP.
Another plane brought engineers from India to fix the fault and took the passengers to New Delhi, he said.
After the emergency landing, the Indian captain was offered use of the airport lounges for the flight's 122 passengers and eight crew, an official said, but refused.
"We had offered full cooperation to them but the Airbus captain did not allow the passengers to disembark and requested just for drinking water," Sultan Hasan, spokesman for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines, told AFP.
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