Sunday, August 29, 2021

36-year-old man dies onboard Air India Express flight; autopsy report awaited

 Chennai: In a tragic incident, a 36-year-old passenger died onboard an Air India Express flight from Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur to Tiruchy on Saturday.

The passenger, identified as A Velmurugan, a native of Nariyapatti village in Pudukottai, was suffering from a variety of health conditions.

Velmurugan's fellow passengers found him motionless and immediately alerted the flight crew. The crew then notified the Tiruchy airport.

Sources said that the airport was alerted when the flight was 60 nautical miles from the airport.

A medical support team was on standby, and shortly after the plane touched down, the medical team rushed into the flight and declared Velmurugan dead on board.

His body was later shifted to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchy, where an autopsy is scheduled on Sunday.

29/08/21 Akshaya Nath/India Today

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