Zoom News : Nov 16, 2019, 04:04 PM
Pakistan's Air Traffic Controller evacuated Oman Airlines flight from Jaipur to Muscat in an emergency when it was passing through Pakistan's airspace. The aircraft got stuck in turbulence due to bad weather. The pilot pressed the alert button for help. The Pakistani authorities then reacted quickly and helped the aircraft evacuate. There were 150 passengers on the flight.Sources in the airport authority said that the aircraft suddenly hit an altitude of 36 thousand to 34 thousand feet due to lightning on the Chor area of southern Sindh province. The pilot then sent a protocol message seeking help from the nearest air traffic controller. The officials gave the necessary instructions to the pilot to come out of bad weather.Pakistan closed airspace after air strikeAfter the Balakot air strike on 26 February, Pakistan closed its airspace for Indian aircraft. However, it later opened on 16 July. Pakistan last month also refused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's VVIP flight to pass through its airspace to fly to Saudi Arabia. After the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan had reduced diplomatic relations with India.