IndiGo Airlines Flight Enters Pakistan Amid Bad Weather, Goes Till Gujranwala: Report

The IndiGo Airlines Amritsar to Ahmedabad flight went up to Gujranwala in Pakistan, which is around 100 kms from the India-Pakistan border.

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An IndiGo Airlines flight going to Gujarat's Ahmedabad from Punjab's Amritsar entered Pakistan due to bad weather, according to reports.

Reports added that no mishap happened and the IndiGo flight reentered the Indian airspace and continued its journey as per the schedule. 

Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported, citing flight radar, that the IndiGo plane with a ground speed of 454 knots entered north of Lahore at about 7:30 pm on Saturday and returned to India at 8:01 pm. 

There was no immediate word on the incident from IndiGo, according to PTI.

Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that it an "internationally allowed" practice in bad weather conditions.

"A senior official of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that it was not unusual as it was 'internationally allowed' in bad weather conditions," reported Dawn.

Similarly in May , a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight entered Indian airspace and stayed there for nearly 10 minutes due to heavy rainfall in Pakistan, reported PTI, aading that the flight, PK248, was returning from Muscat on May 4 and was attempting to land in Lahore. 

"However, heavy rainfall made it difficult for the pilot to land the Boeing 777 aircraft," added the PTI report.