A Madurai-Delhi IndiGo flight was diverted to the Indore airport, late Saturday evening, after a 60-year-old passenger started bleeding mid-air, but doctors declared him brought dead at a local hospital.
After the flight landed at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International airport, the passenger was taken to a hospital near the airport where doctors declared him brought dead, a senior official said.
“As per the initial information, Atul Gupta (60), who was on board IndiGo Airlines flight 6E-2088, was bleeding from the mouth and his condition deteriorated midway through the journey,” stated Prabodh Chandra Sharma, director in-charge of the airport.
The airport arranged an ambulance with a doctor and followed all relevant SOPs but later the passenger was declared dead by the doctor at the local hospital.
According to a doctor who took Gupta from the airport to the hospital, he was already suffering from a heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes,” Sharma said.
He said the flight took off for its destination (New Delhi) at 6:40 pm.
A sub-inspector of Aerodrome police station said the deceased Gupta was a resident of Noida. His body would be handed over to his relatives after postmortem, he added.
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