Indian aircraft makes emergency landing at Karachi

Karachi, Nov 8 (IANS) A Jet Airways plane from India made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport on Tuesday after a passenger took seriously ill. Pakistani doctors declared him dead.

The pilot took permission to land in Karachi, Geo News reported.

The doctors did a medical check-up of the passenger, Sohan Singh, but he had expired by then, the report said.

According to the airline, the flight 9W 202 was operating between New Delhi and Doha. The aircraft later returned to Delhi on Tuesday morning.

“One of the guests developed a medical condition and the captain decided to land at the nearest airport given the emergency,” the airline said in a statement.

“Medical assistance was duly coordinated prior to the flight’s arrival. However, the guest succumbed on arrival in Karachi.”

The airline said there were 141 passengers on board the Boeing 737.