Emirates plane makes emergency landing after 5-year-old falls sick

Emirates plane makes emergency landing after 5-year-old falls sick

The child was taken to a private hospital near the airport.



By Web Report

Published: Sun 23 Dec 2018, 1:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 8:29 AM

A mid-air medical emergency on board an Emirates flight from Dubai to Myanmar's Yangon forced the aircraft to divert to the city airport in Ahmedabad, the airline's spokesperson confirmed to Khaleej Times on Sunday.
The aircraft contacted the Ahmedabad Air Traffic Control (ATC) after a five-year-old British national on board the flight developed medical complications.

"The flight was met by airport medical services, and the sick passenger was offloaded with three other accompanying passengers. The flight continued to Yangon and arrived with total delay of 1 hour and 40 minutes," an Emirates spokesperson said in the statement sent to Khaleej Times.

"Emirates apologises any inconvenience caused to our passengers for the delay, but the safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance," the spokesperson added.

Upon landing, the child was taken to a private hospital near the airport in an Airports Authority of India ambulance. He is still undergoing treatment at the hospital, officials said, adding that the flight departed for Yangon around 3pm.

"Ahmedabad ATC immediately approved the diversion and initiated priority landing procedures. At that time, the aircraft was flying at 35,000 feet", the airport authorities said in the statement.

With inputs taken from PTI


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