The India bound plane had to make emergency landing at Karachi airport& |  Photo Credit: Twitter
- A Delhi-bound flight had to make emergency landing in Karachi after a passenger onboard suffered cardiac arrest
- The passenger later died and the flight reached New Delhi several hours later
Karachi: A Delhi-bound plane had to make an emergency landing at the Karachi airport in Pakistan after a passenger suffered cardiac arrest and later passed away. After a delay of many hours, the flight finally landed at the Delhi airport on Wednesday morning.
According to officials, a GoAir plane flew from Riyadh for New Delhi on Tuesday morning with around 179 passengers on board. However, the plane officials soon had to make emergency landing request in Karachi after a passenger’s health started deteriorating.
When Pakistani authorities were approached for an emergency landing, they immediately gave a green signal. After safely landing at the Karachi airport, the passenger was administered all possible medical help but was declared dead.
According to news agency ANI, a GoAir staff immediately attended to the passenger and was administered with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) till landing at Karachi airport.
“Priority landing was sought and the flight landed safely with 179 passengers at Karachi airport,” GoAir said in a statement.
The passenger’s name was Naushad and he was a resident of Chandpur locality in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. He worked in Saudi Arabia and was returning home after a long time.
Naushad’s demise was reported in an Indian Embassy in Pakistan and the embassy later informed the Bareilly passport office about the incident. His body reached Bijnor from Pakistan on late Wednesday evening.