Saturday, April 10, 2021

4-month-old dies on SpiceJet flight cause of death unknown

In a tragic incident, a four-month-old girl died during a Surat-Mumbai flight on Friday.

Reportedly, the infant lost consciousness during the journey, which went unnoticed until the flight landed in Mumbai.

She was then declared dead at a hospital, however, no cause of death has been established yet.

A case of accidental death has also been registered at the Sahar police station.

Family alerted flight crew after landing in Mumbai Girl rushed to nearby hospital. Dead Girl was last fed at 5:30 am, says SpiceJet source. Air traffic control was requested for medical assistance. SpiceJet Samples sent to JJ hospital for further investigation. 

The infant, identified as Riya, was aboard the SpiceJet flight SG-2763 with her mother, Preeti Jindal, and grandparents, Hindustan Times reported.

Sources in the airline reportedly said the family noticed there was no movement from Riya during the flight, however, they assumed the infant was asleep.

After landing, when the child remained unresponsive, the family alerted the crew, requesting emergency medical assistance.

Medical aid Girl rushed to nearby hospital; declared dead.

An airport official said, "The infant didn't respond to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), after which she was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where she was declared dead."

Riya was declared dead at the Nanavati Hospital before admission.

The infant's body was then taken to the Dr. RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital for a post-mortem, however, the cause of death couldn't be established.

10/04/21 MENAFN

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