Qatar Airways Plane Made Emergency Landing: It was confirmed by the Qatar Airways that a plane which took off from Thiruvananthapuram has made an emergency landing in Goa, which was the nearest international airport after the commander falls ill in mid air. The Co-Pilot of flight QR 507 has landed the airplane safely, said the officials from Qatar Airways.
The plane landed at the Goa airport at around 7 am after getting the necessary clearances, said Airport Director BCH Negi. “We received a message that the pilot on a Qatar Airways aircraft was feeling uneasy and that the plane sought permission for an emergency landing, which was granted after following all the procedures,” he added. Qatar Airways has also released a statement regarding the diversion.
Qatar Airways Plane Made Emergency Landing in Goa:
Qatar Airways stated that, “As per Qatar Airways procedure in these instances, the aircraft (QR507) was diverted to the nearest airport, Goa International Airport, where our well trained first officer landed the aircraft safely shortly before 7am local time. The safety, comfort and wellbeing of our passengers and crew are our utmost priority, and we have sent a relief aircraft to Goa to accommodate all passengers on a new flight to Doha, which is due to land in Doha at 5-30pm local time.”
It also added that, “We can confirm that flight QR507, operating on the Trivandrum-Doha route, was diverted to Goa International Airport early this morning, one hour and forty minutes after its departure from Trivandrum International Airport. Our pilot fell ill. As per the Qatar Airways’ procedure in these instances, the aircraft was diverted to the nearest airport, Goa International Airport, where our well-trained First Officer landed the aircraft safely shortly before 07:00 local time.”
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