Air India Express diverted after man complains of stomach ache

A 22-year-old male passenger complained of stomach ache, suspected to be due to a kidney ailment.     

Published: 18th July 2017 01:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2017 01:17 AM   |  A+A-

Air India (File Photo | PTI)

Air India (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: An Air India Express flight from Mangalore to Dammam was diverted to Mumbai this evening when a 22-year-old male passenger complained of stomach ache, suspected to be due to a kidney ailment.     

AI IX 885 with 72 passengers on board took off from Mangalore at 6.15 pm. Within an hour of the plane's departure the passenger complained of a stomach ache and the plane had to be re-routed.     

"The passenger was rushed to a hospital in Mumbai. He told our crew members that he suffers from a kidney problem," said an airline spokesperson. 

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