Sunday, September 20, 2015

Air India flight to New York recalled due to medical emergency

New Delhi: An Air India flight to New York was today recalled to IGI airport here due to medical emergency onboard, after being airborne for about two-and-half hours.
The commander of Air India flight AI-101, which took off from Indira Gandhi international Airport here for New York at 1.56 am today, landed back at 5.00 am after a passenger onboard the flight complained of breathing problem, Air India said in a statement.
"The Boeing B777 long-haul non-stop flight departed from Delhi with 327 passengers onboard. However, soon a passenger onboard complained of breathlessness and was in need of urgent medical attention.
Subsequently, the flight touched down at Delhi Airport at 5 am and the passenger was immediately rushed to hospital on arrival, it said adding, his condition is stable now.
19/09/15 PTI/Economic Times
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