Passenger dies onboard Jet Airways Delhi-Doha flight due to emergency ‘medical condition’

The incident happened on flight 9W 202 that departed from the national capital late night on Monday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 8, 2016 12:43 pm
Jet airways, Jet airways emergency landing Kerala, Jet airways Kerala, Jet airways Kerala airports, Jet airways plane tries to land 6 times, Jet airways news, Jet, Kochi airport, Thiruvananthapuram airport, indian express, india news According to the airline, the aircraft is returning to the national capital and the staff are making full arrangements to hand over the body to the authorities as per standard operating procedures. (Representational image)

A passenger travelling in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Doha passed away onboard despite the plane being diverted to Karachi following the medical emergency. Even as the flight was diverted and medical assistance duly coordinated prior to arrival at Karachi airport, “the guest succumbed on arrival in Karachi,” according to Jet Airways.

The incident happened on flight 9W 202 that departed from the national capital late night on Monday.

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After the passenger developed a “medical condition”, the captain decided to land the flight at Karachi, the nearest airport given the emergency, Jet Airways said in a statement. Details about the passenger could not be immediately ascertained.

According to the airline, the aircraft is returning to the national capital and the staff are making full arrangements to hand over the body to the authorities as per standard operating procedures. The carrier has also expressed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

As many as 141 passengers were on board the Boeing 737 aircraft.

“The airline is planning re-accommodation on alternate flights for the rest of guests who missed their connections due to this unfortunate development,” the statement said.

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    Sirius
    Nov 8, 2016 at 11:59 am
    Not only that, Pak loses membership of ICAO ...
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      ASK
      Nov 8, 2016 at 7:55 am
      Why not now stan is an enemy a friend in need is a friend in deed. Lets forget about every thing and begin with a new steps in friendship. Friendship will take both the countries to a new height. Dont abuse and Indians are using wrong words for stan - Porki but standard and morale of the other countries are more higher than us. Why we criticism always its a political situation will be sort by Politicians not by people or soldiers.
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        Navneet
        Nov 8, 2016 at 9:44 am
        Well said. Peace is best for both nations. Hope both sides realise it
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          Vijyes Yechuri
          Nov 8, 2016 at 10:57 am
          This is the biggest nonsense. It is international protocol to provide medical services in airport. If stan doesn't do it, then no airline will trust stan and stan travelling industry will be doomed.
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            vish
            Nov 8, 2016 at 7:39 am
            Now Kejri and Rahul will make Politics out of this situation also.
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