Emirates flight from Dubai makes emergency landing after passenger feels uneasy

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Emirates flight from Dubai makes emergency landing after passenger feels uneasy

Kochi - He died before reaching a private hospital.

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Published: Sat 2 Feb 2019, 2:20 PM

Last updated: Sun 3 Feb 2019, 1:10 PM

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Jakarta made an emergency landing early on Saturday morning at Cochin International Airport after a passenger onboard suffered uneasiness, but he died before reaching a nearby private hospital, authorities said.
According to the Little Flower Hospital authorities, the 59-year-old Indonesian national, H.S. Widolo, was brought dead to the hospital, suffering a cardiac arrest.
A spokesperson for the airline told Khaleej Times:" We can confirm there was a medical diversion." 
"We have informed the local police who are conducting an inquest," said a hospital official.
The Emirates flight was on a routine trip from Dubai to Indonesia, but following the sudden illness of the passenger, it made an emergency landing.
"Officials are conducting the inquest and after the post-mortem, the body would be kept in the mortuary. It would be handed over to those responsible for taking the body back to his home country," said a police officer attached to the Nedumbassery police station.
With inputs from IANS



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