Amrtisar-Ahmedabad IndiGo flight strays into Pakistani airspace after takeoff.
An IndiGo Airlines flight #6E645 from Amritsar to Ahmedabad encountered challenging weather conditions, causing it to temporarily veer off course and enter Pakistani airspace near Lahore, according to a media report on Sunday, June 11.
Fortunately, the situation was swiftly resolved, and the aircraft redirected its path back to Indian airspace without any mishap, passing through Gujranwala in the process.
The Indian aircraft unintentionally entered the airspace north of Lahore around 7:30 pm on Saturday.
However, it swiftly corrected its course and safely returned to Indian airspace by 8:01 pm, as reported by the Dawn newspaper.
Citing a senior official from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the report emphasised that such occurrences are not uncommon and are deemed permissible internationally, particularly in unfavorable weather conditions.
Last month, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight entered Indian airspace and stayed there for nearly 10 minutes due to heavy rainfall in Pakistan.
The flight, PK248, was returning from Muscat on May 4 and was attempting to land at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. However, heavy rainfall made it difficult for the pilot to land the Boeing 777 aircraft.