A Dubai-bound Indian airline plane made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday morning, according to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
The aircraft had flown from New Delhi and the pilot had requested Pakistani authorities for permission to land due to a fuel leak.
The PCAA spokesman Saifullah told that the SpiceJet aircraft going from Delhi to Dubai sought permission for an emergency landing which was granted. The aircraft carrying 138 passengers landed at Karachi airport after 9 am today.
The aircraft was diverted to Karachi airport for landing after fuel leakage. However, SpiceJet said the plane was diverted due to the indicator light malfunctioning.
The airline clarified that no emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft.
“A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai.”
The PCAA spokesman said all passengers had been moved to the transit lounge of the airport, where they were provided food and refreshments.
“The aircraft is currently being repaired,” Saifullah added.