Delhi-Doha Qatar Airways flight with over 100 passengers diverted to Karachi due to technical reasons

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, March 21, 2022, 11:40 PM IST
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Mumbai: A Qatar Airways flight from New Delhi to Doha made an emergency landing early Monday in Pakistan's Karachi after it developed a technical fault.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesman Saifur Rehman confirmed that Qatar Airways' flight QR-579 had landed safely at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport. Within hours, all 283 passengers were flown out to Doha on an alternative aircraft sent by the airline.

Rehman said the Doha-bound flight of Qatar Airways QR579 had taken off from New Delhi at 3.20 am and made an emergency landing in Karachi around 5.30 am. “The captain declared an emergency after detection of smoke in the aircraft's cargo hold,” Rehman said.

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