Pilot of AI aircraft in Pakistan says passengers are ok
India is in constant touch with its High Commission in Pakistan about the Air India plane which made an emergency landing there early this morning.
New Delhi: India is in constant touch with its High Commission in Pakistan on the emergency landing made by an Air India plane in that country, official sources said.
A New Delhi-bound Air India plane with 122 passengers and six crew members made an emergency landing at Nawabshah in southern Sindh in Pakistan this morning due to a technical fault.
"Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is in touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal, who is in contact with the pilot," sources in MEA said.
The pilot has informed that the condition on the plane is "reasonable".
The sources said as the terminal is small, passengers can be allowed to disembark in groups.
The captain of the aircraft, going to New Delhi from Abu Dhabi, had contacted Pakistani authorities and sought permission for an emergency landing after detecting the problem with the hydraulic system.
The captain preferred to keep passengers on board though Pakistani authorities have offered to allow them to disembark, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George said.
A release plane with material and men has departed from New Delhi for the spot to get the passengers home.
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