A Sydney-Dubai flight had to be diverted to Mumbai due to a medical emergency involving two Australian passengers.
The Emirates EK 415 flight had to remain at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for two hours, after it had an emergency landing at 2.10pm.
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According to Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) officials, 22-year-old Stiffen Spatino suffered from chest pain en route to Dubai. “Seeing him, another 64-year-old Caramel Henson suffered from high pressure. Both passengers, along with parents and Caramel’s husband have been offloaded in Mumbai,” the spokesperson stated.
In an official statement, Emirates apologised for inconvenience caused. ‘Emirates flight EK415 from Sydney to Dubai on 24th June was diverted to Mumbai due to a passenger medical emergency. The passenger was assisted off the aircraft to receive medical attention. The aircraft has since left Mumbai and landed in Dubai at 16:48 local time. Emirates apologises for any inconvenience. The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance,’ said the statement.