'Humanity over politics': Raveena Tandon hails Pakistani for saving Indian flight from disaster

Air traffic controller helps guide Jaipur-Muscat flight through air traffic emergency over Pakistani airspace

News Desk November 18, 2019
Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon. PHOTO: FILE

Iconic Indian actress Raveena Tandon hailed a Pakistani air traffic controller on Monday for his heroics in saving a Jaipur flight from disaster.

According to LiveMint, the air traffic controller helped guide the flight from India's Jaipur to Muscat through an air traffic emergency.

Tandon took to Twitter thanking the Pakistani citizen,"When humanity wins over politics. Pakistani air traffic controller saves a Jaipur to Muscat flight from disaster."

One-hundred and fifty passengers were on-board the aircraft, the report said.

The plane was flying over Karachi when it was caught in the middle of a weather pattern with lots of lightning that could have resulted in catastrophe.

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After lightning struck, the plane dropped down from an altitude of 36,000 feet to 34,000 feet almost immediately.

As a result, the pilot initiated emergency protocol and broadcast 'Mayday' to nearby stations.

The air traffic controller from Pakistan responded to the call of the captain of the plane and directed it through the dense air traffic in the vicinity for the remainder of the journey in Pakistani airspace, the report noted.


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