Delhi-Pune Indigo flight diverted after passenger suffers cardiac arrest

Sushant Ranjan
Monday, 9 July 2018

According to the official of the Ahilyabai Holker Airport, Indore, “The flight 6E 769 landed under emergency conditions around 9.30 am after the passenger Suresh Kumar Rana (52) suffered cardiac arrest mid-air. 

PUNE: A Pune-bound IndiGo flight was diverted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh after a passenger suffered a cardiac arrest on board on Sunday. The flight IndiGo 6E 769 departed from Delhi at 8.13 am and was going towards Pune. 

According to the official of the Ahilyabai Holker Airport, Indore, “The flight 6E 769 landed under emergency conditions around 9.30 am after the passenger Suresh Kumar Rana (52) suffered cardiac arrest mid-air. 

As per information provided by the airline, the flight had departed from Delhi Airport at 8.15 am for Pune. However, after taking off one of the passengers complained of chest pain. The onboard medical expert examined him and provided assistance. It was prognoses that the patient was suffering from a cardiac arrest. The crew and the pilot then informed the air traffic control and decided to take the plane to the nearest civil airport. The plane landed at Indore Airport where an ambulance and a doctor was arranged. Earlier, the passenger was shifted to Aurobindo Hospital and then shifted to Shalby Hospital. 

The airline said that the decision was taken as a precautionary measure. The flight was departed for Pune and arrived at 11.05 am, 35 minutes late than its scheduled arrival of 10.30 am.

“An Indigo flight 6E 769 operating on Delhi-Pune route was diverted to Indore on grounds of a medical emergency this morning. AS a precautionary measure, the flight crew informed Air Traffic Control and requested for an ambulance and a local doctor. The passenger was examined and his condition is stable. The aircraft departed for Pune normally,” said airline in a statement.

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