KARACHI, Pakistan – An Air India flight bound for New Delhi with 130 people on board made an emergency landing in southern Pakistan on Monday (July 9th) due to technical problems, aviation officials said.
The Airbus A320 from Abu Dhabi made the unscheduled stop at Nawabshah airport, around 230km northeast of the port city of Karachi, Pakistan Civil Aviation spokesman Pervez George told AFP.
"A group of Indian technical experts will arrive in Nawabshah by 11:45am on another plane that will take the passengers to Delhi before the technicians fix the problems," he said.
The Indian captain refused an offer to make use of the airport lounges for the flight's 122 passengers and eight crewmembers, an official said.
"We had offered full co-operation to them but the Airbus captain did not allow the passengers to disembark and requested just drinking water," Sultan Hasan, spokesman for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), told AFP.
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