Indigo Flight | indigo flight going from amritsar to ahmedabad entered pakistan due to bad weather

File Pic Islamabad. An Indigo Airline flight from Amritsar to Ahmedabad diverted near Lahore in Pakistan due to bad weather and failed to return safely to Indian airspace. Earlier it had reached Gujranwala. This information has been given in a news that came in the media on Sunday. Dawn newspaper reported that according to the flight radar, the Indian aircraft flying at a speed of 454 knots entered northern Lahore at around 7.30 pm on Saturday and returned to India at 8.15 pm. According to the report, a senior official of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that this is not unusual as it is “allowed internationally” in case of inclement weather. Indigo in its statement said, “Indigo flight 6E-645 from Amritsar to Ahmedabad had to land in Pakistan airspace from Attari due to bad weather. The diversion was well coordinated with Pakistan by the Amritsar ATC via telephone. The crew was in constant touch with Pakistan on the R/T and the flight landed safely in Ahmedabad after the diversion.” 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 ATC via telephone. The crew was in continuous contact with Pakistan on R/T and… — ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2023 It is noteworthy that in May, due to heavy rains in Pakistan, Pakistan International Airline ( PIA) had entered the Indian airspace and remained there for about 10 minutes. The flight PK248 was returning from Muscat on May 4 and was to land at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. However, heavy rain made it difficult for the pilot of the Boeing 777 aircraft to do so. Also read Meanwhile, flights were diverted or delayed due to poor visibility at airports in Pakistan. The CAA spokesperson said the weather alert for Lahore has been extended till 11.30 pm on Saturday due to visibility at the Allama Iqbal International Airport being 5,000 metres. Several flights bound for Lahore were diverted to Islamabad due to poor visibility. Parts of Pakistan received rain accompanied by strong winds and thunder on Saturday evening. According to the news of ‘The Express Tribune’ newspaper, the most affected areas were three adjoining districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, where about 29 people lost their lives. (with agency inputs)

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