Passenger dies after falling ill onboard SpiceJet flight in Bhubaneswar

The Kolkata-bound flight was immediately diverted to Bhubaneswar after he complained of breathing problem with suspected paralysis.

Published: 08th September 2019 06:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2019 08:07 PM   |  A+A-


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BHUBANESWAR: 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 S C 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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