Sunday, June 11, 2023

IndiGo airlines flight briefly diverted to Pakistan amid bad weather

New Delhi: An IndiGo airlines flight from Amritsar to Ahmedabad was briefly diverted to Pakistan airspace near Lahore due to bad weather before heading back into Indian airspace after 30 minutes without any mishap, according to media reports on Sunday.

The incident happened around 7.30pm on Saturday when the IndiGo aircraft entered Pakistan airspace north of Lahore. It stayed in the airspace till 8.01pm before returning to Indian airspace from near Gujranwala.

"IndiGo flight 6E-645, operating from Amritsar to Ahmedabad had to take a deviation over Attari into Pakistan airspace due to bad weather. The deviation was well coordinated with Pakistan by Amritsar Air Traffic Control via telephone. The crew was in continuous contact with Pakistan and the flight landed in Ahmedabad safely post the deviation," IndiGo said in a statement.

A senior official of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the incident is not unusual as such maneuvers are “internationally allowed” during bad weather conditions.

11/06/2023 Times of India

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