After SpiceJet, now an IndiGo flight lands in Karachi due to a glitch
IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Karachi as a precaution after pilots discovered a defect in one of the engines, as per DGCA officials.
IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Karachi as a precaution on Sunday after pilots discovered a defect in one of the engines, as per DGCA officials.
IndiGo's Delhi-Vadodara flight was diverted to Jaipur on July 14 as a precaution after vibrations were detected in the aircraft's engines for a second.
According to officials, both incidents are being investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
IndiGo said in a statement about the incident on Sunday that its flight 6E-1406 from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi.
Further added that the pilot noticed a technical flaw. The necessary procedures were followed, and the aircraft was diverted to Karachi as a precaution. An additional flight is being dispatched to Karachi to transport passengers to Hyderabad.
SpiceJet, IndiGo's competitor, is currently under regulatory scrutiny. The DGCA issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet on July 6 in response to at least eight incidents of technical malfunction in its aircraft since June 19.
One of the incidents occurred on July 5, when SpiceJet's Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi due to a malfunctioning fuel indicator.
On July 6, the aviation regulator stated that SpiceJet had 'failed' to establish safe, efficient, and reliable air services and gave it three weeks to respond.
Following the ARY News Pakistan, the manager of Karachi International Airport stated on Sunday that the captain of IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight informed airport officials of a technical fault in the plane's engine.
"He made an emergency landing, and the passengers were transferred to the transit lounge, where they were served breakfast and refreshments," said the manager.
The manager also stated that another plane from the Indian airline would arrive at Karachi airport at 3 pm to transport passengers to Hyderabad, India.
"The Indian airline has informed us of the arrival of another plane to transport the passengers," he said.