KARACHI: A Delhi-bound Indian plane has made an emergency landing at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi after the health condition of a passenger deteriorated on Tuesday evening.
The passenger plane GOW-6658 was traveling from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to New Delhi in India when it made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport after the health condition of a traveler, Mohammad Naushad, deteriorated.
The Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said that a GoAir flight sought permission for an emergency landing at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi after the health condition of one of the travelers deteriorated on the flight.
Soon after the plane landed at Jinnah International Airport a medical team of Pakistani doctors examined the passenger and pronounced the death of the passenger, the spokesman added.
“We allowed the plane to land on a humanitarian basis,” he said adding that the doctors pronounced him dead after carrying out his medical examination. This is not the first time that a plane had made an emergency landing on Pakistani soil owing to a medical emergency.
Earlier, a Qatar Airways cargo flight from Doha has made an emergency landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, after a Bangladesh national developed a health issue on board.
The Bangladeshi national identified as Ameen-ul-Haq was shifted to National Hospital DHA for medical aid.