A 60-year-old passenger of an Indian Airlines flight from Sharjah to Lucknow was rushed to Karachi after he fell ill.
According to civil aviation sources, the flight number IGO 1412 of IndiGo Airlines from Sharjah to Lucknow, India, entered Pakistani territory via Iran at 4 am and a passenger on board fell ill.
The captain contacted the air traffic control and sought permission to land the plane at Karachi airport on humanitarian grounds.
The plane made an emergency landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at 5am on permission from the authorities on humanitarian grounds.
According to aviation sources, Habib-ur-Rehman, a 67-year-old passenger, died on board the plane until emergency medical aid was provided.
Later, after confirmation of death and documentation by the doctor and necessary steps, flight number IGO1412 left Karachi for Ahmedabad at 8:36 am.