In an awkward act Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) domestic flight PK307 which was travelling from Lahore to Karachi landed in Muscat, Oman.
The PIA flight’s scheduled departure was at 9PM but it was delayed hours after hours and departed at morning, after waiting for hours the passengers were expecting to land at their destination but were shocked when it was revealed to them that they have landed in Muscat, Oman.
@Official_PIA my dad messaged at 5:30 am that he is on the flight and we havent heard from him since, we have been frantic with worry
— Atiya Abbas (@AtiyaAbbas) December 23, 2016
Their family members waiting at Karachi airport were worried for their safety, especially because recently PIA aircraft crashed near Abbottabad when it was travelling from Chitral to Islamabad.
#PK307 LHE-KHI was diverted to Muscat being the only closest Airport to handle landing of such aircraft type due to operations halt at KHI.
— CAA Pakistan (@AirportPakistan) December 23, 2016
Civil Aviation Association explained in a tweet that the aircraft was diverted because operations at Karachi airport were halted.
It should be noted that the security at Karachi airport is tightened today because Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Asif Ali Zardari is travelling to Karachi from Dubai.