Emirates A380 lands in Hyderabad due to medical emergency

HYDERABAD - An Airbus A380 Emirates flight from Sydney to Dubai landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in suburban Shamshabad on Thursday following a medical emergency on board when an Australian passenger suffered a cardiac arrest.

By P S Jayaram

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Published: Sun 19 Jun 2011, 12:20 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:34 PM

The flight was diverted to Hyderabad after Joseph Pole Lioto, a 67-year-old Australian suffered a cardiac arrest on board. On landing at around 4.20 am, he was immediately shifted to Apollo Hospital in the airport premises before being shifted to a private hospital in the city. His condition is now stated to be stable.

This is only the second time that the world’s largest aircraft has landed in Hyderabad. The giant aircraft landed for the first time last year when it was displayed at the biennial air show in Hyderabad.


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