Pak chartered plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow

The chartered aircraft with 100 passengers on board landed under emergency conditions following fuel shortage.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: May 7, 2014 8:04:47 pm

A Pakistani chartered aircraft, on its way from Lahore to Dhaka with 100 passengers on board, landed in Lucknow under emergency conditions following fuel shortage, said airport officials.

The aircraft landed on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot of the aircraft flying over Uttar Pradesh in Indian airspace, informed the Lucknow Air Traffic Control (ATC) about fuel shortage, they said.

The ATC allowed the aircraft to land under emergency conditions at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport after getting necessary clearances, said the officials.

The officials said the aircraft was allowed to park at a remote bay, with all the passengers remaining inside, as refueling was done.

When contacted, Airport Director S C Hota confirmed that the flight had landed due to a fuel emergency and took off after refuelling.

Hota, however, did not give any detail about which Pakistani firm the aircraft belonged to.

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