Indian cargo plane allowed emergency landing in Islamabad

By: News Desk      Published: 12:06 PM, 18 May, 2020
Indian cargo plane allowed emergency landing in Islamabad

An Indian cargo plane has been allowed to land in Islamabad due to a technical problem, reports 24news TV Monday.

According to details, the cargo plane took off for Georgia from the Indian city of Kolkata.

The captain of the plane complained of low fuel due to which the captain contacted the control tower and asked for permission to land in Islamabad.

The ATC granted special emergency permission to the plane to land at Islamabad airport. On the ground, the plane was assisted technically and after refuelling, the cargo flight left for Tbilisi, Georgia, sources said.

On April 25, an Indian cargo plane also landed at Islamabad International Airport for fuel re-filling. The Indian cargo aircraft DM 2112 took a flight from the Kolkata Airport and landed at Islamabad International Airport and stayed at the Pakistani airport for 40 minutes and then took off for Georgia after fuel refilling.

On April 4 also, Pakistan's Air Traffic Controller (ATC) had guided two Indian planes flying for Europe. Indian airlines Air India operated special flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to German city of Frankfurt with relief material and evacuated European nationals, who were stranded in India as coronavirus swept across continents, perishing millions and crippling the system of passenger planes criss-crossing the world.

According to CAA sources, Pakistani air traffic controllers guided the Indian planes when they were flying over Karachi region airspace. Traffic controllers guided Indian special flights on a direct route to the Frankfurt, praised their relief mission and wished them luck.