Emergency landing fails to save cardiac arrest passenger

Emergency landing fails to save cardiac arrest passenger

Abu Dhabi - Mohammed Salim, 35, died of cardiac arrest at Mafraq Hospital, minutes after he was rushed for emergency medical care.



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Anjana Sankar

Published: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 7:59 PM

A passenger on an India-bound Air India Express flight from Saudi Arabia died in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday after the plane made an emergency landing in the UAE capital.
Mohammed Salim, 35, died of cardiac arrest at Mafraq Hospital, minutes after he was rushed for emergency medical care.
The flight IX-322 from Riyadh to Calicut made an emergency landing after the passenger complained of chest pain and vomited blood, Airport duty officer Sreenath. S., told Khaleej Times.
"They were trying to divert the plane to Dubai. But the situation got worse when the passenger vomited blood, and plane made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi," he said.
The duty officer said the plane landed in Abu Dhabi at 3.51 and by 4.15, the passenger was shifted to the ambulance and rushed to the hospital.
"By 5.10, he was pronounced dead by the doctors."
"We are waiting for immigration procedures to be completed to send the body to the passenger's relatives in India," said Sreenath.



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