Passenger dies on board Muscat-Islamabad flight

World Monday 09/October/2023 16:30 PM
By: Times News Service
Passenger dies on board Muscat-Islamabad flight

Muscat: A passenger died on board a Muscat-Islamabad flight forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Karachi, according to media reports.

The aircraft was travelling from Muscat to Islamabad when a passenger’s condition deteriorated in the Pakistani airspace near Hoshab, according to a Geo News report.

The flight was subsequently diverted to Karachi on the instruction of an air traffic controller and landed at Karachi airport on Monday morning at 5:36am.

Following an examination, the doctors pronounced the passenger dead. He was identified as Basharat from Azad Kashmir's Bagh area.

Later, the flight carrying the remaining passengers departed for its destination.