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Passenger succumbs to ‘medical condition’ aboard Jet Delhi-Doha flight

A passenger travelling in a Jet Airways flight from Delhi to Doha passed away onboard on Tuesday despite the plane being diverted to Karachi following the medical emergency.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2016 15:36 IST
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The Doha-bound Jet Airways flight was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency.
The Doha-bound Jet Airways flight was diverted to Karachi due to a medical emergency.(AP File Photo)

A passenger travelling in a Jet Airways flight from Delhi to Doha passed away onboard on Tuesday 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 took place on flight 9W 202 that departed from the national capital late night on Monday.

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.