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Passenger Falls Sick On Board Chennai-Kolkata SpiceJet Flight, Later Dies

The Pilot Requested For An Ambulance And A Doctor On Arrival Which Was Made Available, A SpiceJet Spokesperson Said. He Was Taken To A Medical Room At The Airport Soon After The Plane Landed, Bhubaneswar Airport Director SC Hota Said.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Sep 2019, 07:01:59 PM
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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi:

A SpiceJet flight on way from Chennai to Kolkata had to be diverted to Bhubaneswar on Sunday after a 48-year-old passenger fell sick, officials said, adding that he later died. Ashok Kumar Sharma complained of breathing problem soon after SpiceJet flight SG-623, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, took off from Chennai and a medical emergency was declared, the officials said.

The pilot requested for an ambulance and a doctor on arrival which was made available, a SpiceJet spokesperson said. He was taken to a medical room at the airport soon after the plane landed, Bhubaneswar Airport Director SC Hota said.

Sharma was then rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.

The body has been sent to the Capital Hospital for postmortem.

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First Published : 08 Sep 2019, 07:01:59 PM

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