Sunday, December 05, 2021

Newark-bound Air India flight returns to Delhi's IGI airport after 3 hours as passenger dies on board

New Delhi: An Air India flight to Newark in the USA returned to Delhi airport after three hours of departing due to the death of a passenger on board.

"Air India Delhi-Newark (US) flight returned to Delhi after more than three hours of flight, due to a medical emergency on board," an Air India official told ANI.

A team of airport doctors arrived on the plane and declared him dead after a thorough check of the passenger. The passenger was a US national and was travelling with his wife.

"On December 4, flight number AI-105 returned to IGI airport, due to the death of a US citizen who was travelling with his wife to Newark," the official said.

The flight landed safely at Delhi airport, and as per the flight time duty limitation norms, another batch of the crew will be arranged for flight operations.

"The same aircraft with new crew members are expected to take off around 1600 hrs," the official added. The matter was reported to the airport police for legal formalities.

05/12/21 ANI/Times of India

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