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Pakistan ATC saves the day

17 Nov 2019

Muscat – An air traffic controller (ATC) in Pakistan on Thursday saved a plane flying from the Indian city of Jaipur to Muscat, by guiding it during an emergency, a media report said. 

According to media reports, the plane, carrying 150 passengers, was flying over the Karachi region when it was caught in the middle of a weather pattern with lots of lightning that could have resulted in a catastrophe. Following the lightning strikes, the plane dropped down from an altitude of 36,000ft to 34,000 ft almost immediately. 

The pilot initiated emergency protocol and broadcast ‘Mayday’ to nearby stations. The air traffic controller from Pakistan responded to the call of the captain and directed it through the dense air traffic. 

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