Many times, pilots have to take a detour due to unexpected and sudden situations that arise while landing at a specific airport. Something similar happened with a Pakistani plane. An unexpected detour was experienced by a Pakistani plane on May 4. The plane entered Indian airspace and stayed there for about 10 minutes as it could not land at the Lahore airport due to heavy rainfall.
Pakistani Plane Enters Indian Airspace
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, flight PK248, experienced a sudden detour before landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. The plane entered Indian airspace for about 10 minutes while returning from Muscat. The plane was attempting to land at the Lahore airport but could not due to heavy rainfall, which led to the detour.
The pilot tried to land the Boeing 777, but it became unstable due to heavy rainfall and low altitude. Though instructions were constantly given by air controllers, the pilot eventually lost his way due to the situation.
The incident took place on May 4, as at 8:11pm the plane had entered Indian airspace at Badhana police station in Punjab. It was flying at a speed of 292 km/hr at an altitude of 13,500 feet.
The Flight Finally Re-Entered Pakistan
The aircraft turned around from Naushehra Pannuan and flew briefly through Indian airspace, flying via the Indian Punjab cities of Taran Sahib and Rasulpur. The pilot raised the aircraft to 20,000 feet while in Indian airspace.
The aircraft re-entered Pakistani airspace seven minutes later, close to the Indian Punjab town of Jhugian Noor Muhammad. But it again entered Indian airspace and flew over the villages in Pakistani Punjab.
At 8:22pm. from the village of Lakha Singhwala Hithar in Indian Punjab, the plane finally re-entered Pakistan. The aircraft was flying at a speed of 320 km/hr at an altitude of 23,000 feet. It flew over Hujra Shah Muqeem and Dipalpur and finally landed at its destination in Pakistan. (As per Business Today)
Such situations are surely a test for pilots. What do you think?
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