Thursday, October 06, 2016

IndiGo flight diverted to Hyderabad for ill passenger on-board

Hyderabad: A Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight had to be diverted to international airport here due to an on-board medical emergency.
The flight 6E-716 landed at the airport last night after a passenger, travelling with his friends to Bangalore, complained of chest pain and breathlessness, the airline said today.
"The passenger had not declared his medical condition at the time of check-in at Kolkata. Immediately the crew provided him first aid (oxygen) and simultaneously paged for doctor on board and made an in-flight announcement declaring medical emergency on-board.
"As a response to crew announcement, one passenger identified himself as doctor. He along with crew administered all medical assistance to the medical passenger. The Captain-in-Command immediately requested the ATC for a priority landing at Hyderabad airport and requested to keep the ambulance and doctor on standby," IndiGo stated in an email reply.
On landing at Hyderabad airport, the passenger escorted with his three friends and IndiGo staff, was rushed to the airport medical unit, it said, adding after a thorough examination, the passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.
06/10/16 PTI/India Today
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