Indian charter aircraft lands in Karachi; reason not apparent

A charter airplane from India with 12 passengers on board landed at Pakistan’s Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Monday, August 15 reported Geo News.

According to the media reports, the flight took off from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad and landed at Karachi airport at 12:10 PM. However, it departed from Karachi after a short while. The reason for the landing is not yet clear.

A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) confirmed the development and said the international charter flight had flown in from India and it had no connection whatsoever with the country other than that.

Indian charter aircraft lands in Karachi; reason not apparent

The latest incident comes after two planes from India landed in Karachi last month due to technical issues. SpiceJet Delhi-Dubai flight suffered a mid-air malfunction in its fuel indicator and was diverted to Karachi on July 5.

IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was delayed to Karachi as a precaution on July 17 after pilots observed a defect in one of the engines.

Following the Balakot strike in February 2019, Pakistan initiated a months-long closure of its airspace that was finally lifted in the middle of July 2019.