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In times of Indo-Pak tension, Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing at Karachi airport

Friday, November 18th, 2016

At a time when the tension between India and Pakistan is at its peak, an emergency landing in Pakistan will the last thing on the mind of any pilot operating an Indian flight.
A Jet Airways flight today made an emergency landing in Pakistan after a passenger complained of a serious health problem.

The Jet Airways flight 9W 202 took off at 12.05 am. Soon after, a passenger complained of a serious health problem. The pilots had two choices: turn back and head towards the New Delhi airport or land at the nearest runway and save crucial time.

The Jet Airways flight 9W 202 took off at 12.05 am. Soon after, a passenger complained of a serious health problem. The pilots had two choices: turn back and head towards the New Delhi airport or land at the nearest runway and save crucial time.

The pilots decided to take the aircraft to Karachi airport. The aircraft touched down at the Karachi airport runway at 1.57 am. The Karachi Air Traffic Control (ATC) extended all possible help as per the international obligation and informed the Delhi ATC.

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The shortest international flight lasts 8 minutes

Friday, November 18th, 2016

This week, People’s Viennaline will launch service between St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen in Germany, CNN reported. The flight is the shortest scheduled international flight in the world— covering just 13 miles in distance and lasting a brief eight minutes. The 8-minute flight beat the previous record held by a 10-minute flight between Vienna and Bratislava (Slovakia) according to Travel and Leisure.

Now, the shortest commercial flight in the world takes place between the towns of St. Gallen-Altenrhein (Switzerland) and Friedrichshafen (Germany) on a distance of 20 km. The flight is operated twice a day in both directions and cost 40 euro for a single trip. The flight between the two destinations takes place over Lake Constance and is a good option for both tourists and workers who commute on both sides of the lake. Other transport options between the two cities are traveling by car for an hour and two-hour journey by train.

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