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Due to severe weather, an IndiGo flight diverts into Pakistan

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Due to severe weather, an IndiGo flight diverts into Pakistan

Indigo flight in air
Indigo flight in air

According to a Sunday media report, an IndiGo Airlines flight from Amritsar to Ahmedabad veered into Pakistan near Lahore due to severe weather and flew up to Gujranwala before safely returning to Indian airspace.

Flight radar shows that the Indian aircraft, which had a ground speed of 454 knots, arrived north of Lahore on Saturday at around 7:30 pm and left for India at 8:01 pm, according to the Dawn newspaper.

The airline did not respond right away.

According to a senior Civil Aviation Authority official, it was “internationally allowed” to fly in poor weather circumstances, thus it wasn’t unusual.

Due to prolonged rain in Pakistan, a Pakistan International Airlines jet entered Indian airspace in May and remained there for about 10 minutes.

On May 4, the PK248 flight, which was departing from Muscat, attempted to touch down at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

However, landing the Boeing 777 was challenging due to the severe downpour.

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