Flight makes emergency landing in Vijayawada after passenger falls sick
| Monday | 10th May, 2021
Airport officials had kept medical staff ready who gave her oxygen support on the wheelchair soon after the flight landed.Upon checking her medical condition, doctors suggested shifting her to a hospital.
An IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at Vijayawada international airport on Saturday after a woman passenger suddenly fell ill and complained of breathlessness. Airport director G Madhusudhan Rao said the flight was on its way to Bagdogra in West Bengal from Benaluru when it made the emergency landing at about 7.40 in the morning.
The woman complained to flight attendants that she was experiencing a medical emergency and struggling from breathlessness. As Vijayawada happened to be the nearest airport, the flight sought permission for emergency landing. Airport officials had kept medical staff ready who gave her oxygen support on the wheelchair soon after the flight landed.
Upon checking her medical condition, doctors suggested shifting her to a hospital.
“The woman lost her consciousness on the flight and was struggling to respond or explain her problem. She was immediately taken to a private hospital,” said a senior airport official. The woman is accompanied by four members of her family. The flight later resumed its onward journey to Bagdogra at around 9.20 am.
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