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Emergency landing fails to save cardiac arrest passenger

Anjana Sankar /Abu Dhabi
anjana@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 16, 2017 | Last updated on November 16, 2017 at 06.01 am
Emergency landing fails to save cardiac arrest passenger

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

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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Anjana Sankar

Anjana Sankar is a UAE-based journalist chasing global stories of conflict, migration and human rights. She has reported from the frontlines of the wars in Yemen and Syria and has extensively written on the refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Iraq and Europe. From interviewing Daesh militants to embedding with the UAE army in Yemen, and covering earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks and elections, she has come out scathe-free from the most dangerous conflict zones of the world. Riding on over 14 years of experience, Anjana currently is an Assistant Editor with Khaleej Times and leads the reporting team. She often speaks about women empowerment on her Facebook page that has 40,000 plus followers.





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