Recently a flight en route Muscat from Jaipur, India was saved from a dangerous accident by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority’s air traffic controller. The plane was flying over Karachi when it lost control due to a lightning strike. According to reports, the air traffic controller helped guide the flight, which was carrying around 150 passengers, through an air traffic emergency and prevented it from colliding with other planes.
Bollywood actress and producer Raveena Tandon took to social media to praise and thank the Pakistani air traffic controller for saving a Jaipur to Muscat flight. ”When humanity wins over politics,” Raveena Tandon wrote on her official Twitter handle. “Pakistani air traffic controller saves a flight from disaster,” she added
“Following the lightning strikes, the plane dropped down from an altitude of 36,000 feet to 34,000 feet almost immediately. As a result, the pilot initiated emergency protocol and broadcast ‘Mayday’ to nearby stations,” reported Live Mint. “The air traffic controller from Pakistan responded to the call of the captain of the plane and directed it through the dense air traffic in the vicinity for the remainder of the journey in Pakistani airspace,” noted the report.