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Flight makes emergency landing in A’bad with dead Dutch national

A Dutch national reportedly going to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam from Dubai in an Emirates flight no-EK-392 died in the plane moments before it landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Saturday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
May 12, 2013 4:45:37 am

A Dutch national reportedly going to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam from Dubai in an Emirates flight no-EK-392 died in the plane moments before it landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Saturday afternoon.

Airport officials said the passenger,identified as 40-year-old Alle Jelle De Boer,had reported sick during the flight following which the captain requested the Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) at the city airport for an emergency landing around 1:30 pm.

Airport director R K Singh said the flight landed at the airport around 1:34 pm but the passenger was declared dead on arrival.

He said Emirates officials have informed the Netherlands embassy while the body has been sent for postmortem to find out the reason behind the death.

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Around 4:30,the flight took off to its destination with other passengers.

When contacted,Emirates officials said,“Emirates flight EK392 from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City made an unscheduled diversion to Ahmedabad due to an on-board medical emergency. Upon arrival in Ahmedabad,the passenger was regrettably pronounced deceased.”

They,however,refused to divulge the reason that caused the death and other details about the passenger.

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