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Cardiac arrest lands plane

An Air India Chicago-Delhi flight had to be diverted to Toronto on Saturday after a 70-year-old passenger on board suffered a cardiac arrest.

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2010 00:42 IST
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An Air India Chicago-Delhi flight had to be diverted to Toronto on Saturday after a 70-year-old passenger on board suffered a cardiac arrest.

The Air India flight left Chicago, US, at 2.40pm local time with 287 passengers, but had to land at Toronto at 6.32pm local time after N. Rodrigues suffered a cardiac arrest almost two hours after the take-off.

Doctors on board provided medical assistance and decided to divert to the nearest airport, an airline spokesman said.

An ambulance with full medical assistance was kept ready at Toronto airport and Rodrigues was rushed to hospital. He is reported to be stable, the spokesperson said.

The flight resumed its journey to Delhi after taking off from Toronto at 8.21pm local time.