SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Varanasi after passenger suffers heart attack

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 October 2018, 04:38 PM
SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Varanasi after passenger suffers heart attack (File Photo)
SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Varanasi after passenger suffers heart attack (File Photo)

A Bangkok-Delhi flight on Friday made an emergency landing at Varanasi airport after a Thai passenger onboard suffered a heart attack. The passenger identified as Atabot Thngcusorn (53) was rushed to a nearby hospital but doctors attending declared him dead, an official said.

SpiceJet flight SG 88 operating from Bangkok to Delhi was diverted to Varanasi earlier today owing to a medical emergency on board. After landing, the passenger was rushed to a hospital by SpiceJet team. However, the passenger was declared brought dead by the attending doctors," SpiceJet said in a statement.

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Officials at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi were informed by the crew that Atabot had suffered a heart attack and the flight had to make an emergency landing, they said.

According to reports, a New Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight took off from Bangkok at 7:40 am with 189 passengers, including a 22-member Thai group of tourists, of which the deceased was part of the team.

LBS Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said the deceased passenger was accompanied by his wife, sister and seven other family members.

The Thai Embassy has been informed about the matter, Rai said.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Friday, October 05, 2018 04:01 PM
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