Saturday, August 26, 2017

Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing in Hyderabad after pilot suffers heart attack

New Delhi: A Qatar Airways flight made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad in the early hours of Saturday, reported Hindustan Times. The emergency landing was made after one of its pilots suffered a heart attack.As per the report, the flight was identified as QR 964 DOH-DPS and was flying from Doha to Denspar airport in the Indonesian capital of Bali. It was carrying about 240 passengers on board.
The report added while citing airport sources that Andre Dinu (34), a Romanian national and one of the two pilots, complained of severe pain in heart and lungs. The incident took place when the flight was passing through the Indian sub-continent at midnight. The other pilot after consulting with the RGIA air traffic control for permission for emergency landing, went ahead with it. It was reported that the landing was made around 12:05 AM.
Qatar Airways made alternative arrangements for the stranded passengers to reach their destination. “The flight left for Denspar at around 03.03 hours,” an airport spokesman told HT. Meanwhile, the pilot who had suffered the heart attack was immediately taken to the Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills. He reached the hospital at around 1:20 am and later was reported stable.
26/08/17 Financial Express

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