IndiGo reported on Thursday that an international aircraft from Hyderabad to Karachi, Pakistan, was forced to make an emergency landing due to a medical emergency involving a passenger.
The traveler was pronounced dead upon arrival after failing to survive.
On Wednesday, the incident was reported.
“There was a medical emergency on board IndiGo flight 6E 68 operating from Jeddah to Hyderabad. The captain diverted the flight to Karachi, where the passenger was attended to by a doctor on arrival,” the airline mentioned in a statement.
“Unfortunately, the passenger did not survive and was declared dead on arrival,” it added.
“The flight departed from Karachi after completing formalities and landed in Hyderabad at 0908 IST,” the airline continued.
A medical issue on board an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Ranchi resulted in the airplane being diverted to Nagpur in a similar scenario that was reported in August of this year.
After being unloaded, the passenger was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased.