A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi was diverted to Muscat due to heavy fog on Friday morning, leaving relatives of passengers in a state of confusion.
“Due to heavy fog the visibility was less than 50 meters, hence the plane could not land in Karachi,” PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani told Dawn.com.
PIA Flight 307 was supposed to take off from Lahore &land in Karachi but the plane landed in Muscat and the reps @Official_PIA have no clue
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Gilani told that flight PK-307, which had taken off from Lahore at 05:46am for Karachi, had to be diverted to Muscat since it was the closest airport.
“The plane had already crossed Nawabshah, so the nearest airport was Muscat.”
After the fog cleared, the plane took off for Karachi from Muscat and landed at 12:07pm.
The spokesman said the flight will resume normal operations with a slight delay.
courtesy : dawn news