IndiGo Flight Diverted To Karachi Due To Medical Emergency, Passenger Dies

There was a medical emergency on board IndiGo flight 6E 68 operating from Jeddah to Hyderabad. The captain diverted the flight to Karachi, where the passenger was attended to by a doctor on arrival.

IndiGo Flight Diverted To Karachi Due To Medical Emergency, Passenger Dies

The passenger could not survive and was declared dead on arrival. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A Hyderabad-bound international flight of IndiGo made an emergency landing in Pakistan's Karachi after a passenger experienced a medical emergency on board, the airline said on Thursday.

The passenger could not survive and was declared dead on arrival.

The incident was reported on Wednesday.

"There was a medical emergency on board IndiGo flight 6E 68 operating from Jeddah to Hyderabad. The captain diverted the flight to Karachi, where the passenger was attended to by a doctor on arrival," the airline said in a statement.

"Unfortunately, the passenger did not survive and was declared dead on arrival," it said.

"The flight departed from Karachi after completing formalities and landed in Hyderabad at 0908 IST," the airline added.

In a similar incident reported in August this year, an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi was diverted to Nagpur after a medical emergency on board.

The passenger was offloaded and rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

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