Mon, 09 Jul 2012 09:18:40 GMT | By PTI

Air India airplane makes emergency landing in Pakistan

Lahore: A New Delhi-bound Air India airplane made an emergency landing at Nawabshah in southern Sindh today after developing a technical problem with its hydraulic system, an official spokesman said.

Indian plane makes emergency landing in Pakistan

All 122 passengers and crew members on board the plane are safe.

The captain of the Airbus aircraft, going from Abu Dhabi to New Delhi, contacted Pakistani authorities and sought permission for an emergency landing after detecting the problem with the hydraulic system, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George told PTI.

The plane landed at Nawabshah airport in southern Sindh province at 3:37 am.

In New Delhi, an Air India spokesperson said: "The aircraft was flying over Pakistan air space when the pilot saw a warning light in the cockpit and sought permission to land at the nearest airport which was Nawabshah."

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