Qatar Airways' Delhi-Doha flight makes emergency landing in Karachi
A Qatar Airways Delhi-Doha flight was diverted to Karachi on Monday after it declared an emergency due to indication of smoke in the cargo hold, the airline said. The flight - QR579 - is carrying over 100 passengers, reports ndtv.com
"The aircraft landed safely at Karachi where it was met by emergency services and passengers disembarked orderly via stairs," the airline said in a statement.
According to data on flight tracking website Flighaware, QR579 flew from Delhi at its scheduled departure time of 3.50 AM and landed in Karachi at 5.45 AM, 1.15 hours after the departure. The flight was supposed to land at Doha International Airport at 7.15 AM.
"The incident is currently under investigation and a relief flight is being arranged to transport passengers onwards to Doha. We apologise for the inconvenience to our passengers who will be assisted with their onward travel plans,” they further added.