Indian airlines IndiGo plane made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport early on Tuesday morning.

The flight 6E1412 was heading to Lucknow from Sharjah when a passenger on board suffered a cardiac arrest. By the time the plane landed, the passenger had passed away.

A Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) medical team after doing the formals, cleared the plane for take off

The plane landed at 6:31am Pakistan Standard Time and took off at 8:18am for Ahmadabad.

Meanwhile, an Indigo airlines issued a statement condoling the death of a passenger.

It said: “IndiGo flight 6E 1412 from Sharjah to Lucknow was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency. Unfortunately, the passenger could not be revived and was declared dead on arrival by the airport medical team.

“We are deeply saddened with the news and our prayers and wishes are with his family.”

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick


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