Saturday, November 02, 2019

IndiGo pilot from Kenya dies of cardiac arrest in Kolkata

Kolkata: A 39-year-old IndiGo Airlines trainee captain, who was rushed to hospital with excruciating pain in the belly shortly after he flew down to Kolkata on October 15, died of cardiac arrest following 11 days of hospitalization. The pilot, Kevin Keegan Otieno Chibole, a Kenyan national who hails from Nairobi, had joined IndiGo barely six months ago.
According to sources in the airline, Chibole who was doing his ground training in Delhi, was to be based out of Kolkata and had been put up at a hotel in New Town. On October 15, a little after he had flown down to Kolkata from Delhi, he frantically
called airline officials and complained of acute pain in the belly. “He was vomiting intermittently. Initial investigation did not reveal anything. He was admitted to a hospital in New Town. Thereafter, his condition worsened and had was shifted to another hospital on EM Bypass, following a request from the Kenyan embassy,” the source said.
Physicians, who attended to him at the two hospitals said Chibole had suffered a brain haemorrhage that led to a clot formation in the brain. According to doctors at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital where he expired, he had been brought on ventilation with no reflex or response and had remained so in intensive care unit (ICU) till he died of cardiac arrest on October 26.
02/11/19 Times of India
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