An Air India Specific flight from Dubai to Amritsar was diverted to Karachi on October 15 on account of a medical emergency.
In keeping with the airline, a passenger onboard the flight developed a medical complication. The pilot determined to divert the flight to Karachi, which was the closest airport, with the intention to present the passenger with speedy medical help.
The passenger was disembarked in Karachi and brought to a hospital for additional remedy. The flight then continued on to Amritsar.
An Air India Specific spokesperson mentioned, “A visitor on board our Dubai-Amritsar flight had a sudden medical complication inflight (October 14), and the crew opted to divert to Karachi, on condition that it was the closest location to supply speedy medical help. The flight departed from Dubai at 08.51 AM native time and landed in Karachi at 12.30 PM native time.”
“The airline intently coordinated with the airport and native authorities, and the visitor was supplied speedy medical companies after touchdown. The airport physician at Karachi administered required medicine and after medical evaluation the pax was cleared to fly by the airport medical staff. The flight departed from Karachi at 2.30 PM native time on its approach to Amritsar,” the spokesperson additional mentioned, as quoted by information company ANI.
Following the occasion, the airline spokesperson expressed gratitude to the native authorities at Karachi airport for his or her help.
“We wish to prolong our gratitude to the native authorities at Karachi airport for his or her speedy response and assist,” the assertion mentioned.
In July 2023, a Mumbai-Ranchi IndiGo flight was diverted to Nagpur airport on account of a passenger’s medical emergency. The passenger, a 65-year-old man, had collapsed on the flight. He was rushed to a hospital upon touchdown, however he was pronounced lifeless.
On June 6, an Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco made an emergency touchdown in Magadan, Russia, on account of a technical concern with considered one of its engines. The flight was carrying 216 passengers and 16 crew members.