IndiGo's Delhi-Doha flight diverted to Karachi due to emergency, passenger dies

According to a statement, the flight 6E-1736 was diverted due to the medical emergency but "unfortunately, on arrival, the passenger was declared dead by the airport medical team.

Published: 13th March 2023 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2023 06:59 AM   |  A+A-

Image of an Indigo aircraft used for representational purposes

Image used for representational purposes (File photo | EPS, D Hemanth)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: An IndiGo flight from Delhi to Doha was diverted to Karachi on Sunday night after a Nigerian passenger fell ill onboard, according to officials. The 60-year-old passenger, identified as Abdullah, was later declared dead on arrival at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the officials said.

“Indigo flight 6E-1736 operating from Delhi to Doha was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency onboard. Unfortunately, on arrival, the passenger has declared brought dead by the airport medical team. We are deeply saddened by the news and our prayers and wishes are with his family and loved ones,” according to a statement issued by Indigo.

There were 163 passengers onboard the flight.  The officials said the aircraft, which was parked at Karachi airport for nearly five hours, returned to Delhi after the authorities issued the death certificate of the passenger.


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