Tragedy struck a family from Dubai whose teenage son suddenly developed chest pain on flight. The aircraft made an emergency landing but the patient died before medical aid reached him
An Emirates flight from Dubai to Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport today following a medical crisis. One of its passengers, Ali Ibrahim, a 19 year old from Dubai, who was travelling to Bangkok with his family complained of chest pain.
The pilot messaged SOS to Hyderabad airport and made the landing at 5.04am.
But tragedy struck as doctors from the airport, on rushing on board, found the youth dead. Ali’s family deplaned and his body was shifted to Apollo Health Centre at the airport. The Boeing 777, flight number EK374 resumed its course to Bangkok at 6.21am.
The Shamshabad police said that the initial medical reports received from the doctor at the airport suggested that he died due to cardiac arrest. N Jayaram, sub-inspector of Shamshabad division said, “He was overweight and weighed nearly 170 kg. Right now, the doctor suggests that it is heart failure that led to his death. We have handed over the body to his family who were travelling with him. The flight was allowed to return on its course.”
Ibrahim Ali’s body is currently at the Apollo Health Centre in the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
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