The flight was carrying 150 passengers and was flying over Karachi when it was caught in the middle of many flashes of lightning that could have resulted in a catastrophe, reports say.
Following the lightning bolts, the aeroplane dropped down from an altitude of 36,000 feet to 34,000 feet almost immediately. Soon after, the pilot initiated emergency protocol and broadcasted ‘Mayday’ to nearby stations.
An Air Traffic Controller from Pakistan responded to the call of the pilot and directed it through the dense air traffic over Pakistan. Sources revealed that the incident took place near the Chor area of the southern Sindh province.
Had it not been for his quick thinking, many lives would have perished.