An IndiGo flight from Sharjah to Hyderabad made a precautionary landing in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday morning after the pilot reported a technical defect in the aircraft. The flight is being examined and the airline is planning to send another aircraft to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad. 

“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. An additional flight is being sent to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad,” IndiGo airlines said in a statement. 

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This is the second Indian airline to make a landing in Karachi in 2 weeks. 

On July 5, a New Delhi-Dubai SpiceJet flight was diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. The passengers were safely disembarked and a replacement aircraft was sent to fly them to Dubai.

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In a statement, SpiceJet said, “On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked.

“No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” it said.

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