Wednesday, November 18, 2020

GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

A GoAir flight was diverted and landed in Karachi on November 17, due to a medical emergency with a passenger on board, ANI reported. The original flight route was Riyadh-Delhi.

An airport official told the agency that the flight “landed safely at Karachi airport.”

As per PTI, a 30-year-old male passenger fainted and died of cardiac arrest on board flight G8-6658A. “The passenger was administered all possible medical help on board. He was declared dead after landing at Karachi, Pakistan,” the official said.

After the emergency, the aircraft landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi early on November 18. There were 179 passengers in the plane.

GoAir has issued a statement on the incident. It says, "GoAir flight G8 6658 from Riyadh to Delhi was diverted to Jinnah International Airport, Karachi due to a medical emergency on board the aircraft as a passenger reported unwell."

"GoAir staff immediately attended to the passenger and was administered with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) till landing at Karachi airport. Priority landing was sought and the flight landed safely with 179 passengers at Karachi airport.

Upon arrival, a dedicated medical services team along with doctors and the airline's staff attended to the passenger, however, it was observed that the passenger had unfortunately succumbed, in spite of being administered with all necessary medical assistance," it added.

"GoAir has taken utmost care and rendered all the requisite assistance to the passengers on board and also provided the required assistance to the family of the bereaved."


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