Technical Problem Forces IndiGo Plane to Land in Karachi

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By Aditi Shah and Neha Arora

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Sunday it had diverted a plane to Karachi in neighbouring Pakistan due to a “technical defect”, the second such incident for an Indian carrier involving an unscheduled landing in less than two weeks.

“IndiGo flight 6E-1406, operating from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi. The pilot observed a technical defect,” IndiGo said in a statement to the media.

“Necessary procedures were followed and as a precaution the aircraft was diverted to Karachi.”

SpiceJet said on July 5 a Boeing 737 aircraft from New Delhi to Dubai made an emergency landing in Karachi due to a fuel indicator light malfunctioning, prompting the airlines watchdog to issue a warning notice.

India has seen a strong revival in domestic and international air travel in the months following lifting of COVID restrictions.

(Reporting by Aditi Shah and Neha Arora; Editing by Rupam Jain and William Mallard)

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