Friday, November 27, 2020

IndiGo's Vijayawada-Tiruchi flight cockpit crew member suffers mild heart attack before landing

Chennai: A cockpit crew member of an IndiGo airlines flight coming from Vijayawada suffered a "mild heart attack" before the aircraft landed at Tiruchirappalli airport on Friday, officials said. 
 The crew member complained of chest pain at the time of landing and was rushed to a hospital where doctors diagnosed mild heart attack, an official of the airlines said. The aircraft landed safely but its onward journey to Chennai was cancelled.
 "The pilot was taken to a hospital and later diagnosed with a mild heart attack. He is expected to undergo an angioplasty tomorrow (in Tiruchirappalli)", the official told PTI. 
Angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked arteries of the heart. he airlines declined to divulge any further details, including the number of passengers onboard the flight that arrived from Vijayawada. 
A Tamil Nadu minister among the passengers booked for Chennai reached Madurai by road and took a flight from there, airport sources said.
27/11/20 PTI/Deccan Herald
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