Hyderabad, Aug 1: A 4-month-old boy developed breathing problem onboard a Patna-bound flight and died at the Hyderabad airport on Tuesday. The flight 6E 897 took off from Bengaluru during wee hours and was diverted to Hyderabad in a bid to provide better medical facilities to the child. Also Read - Forceful Eviction of COVID-19 Treating Doctors: AIIMS Writes to HM Shah Against Landlords
The baby was travelling with his parents in an Indigo flight when he developed breathing problem. As the panic struck, the plane’s crew decided to divert the flight to Hyderabad around 7.30 AM while requesting for an ambulance and a doctor at the airport. Also Read - 'Stop Spreading Rumours and Educate Yourself': Airline Employee on Being Ostracised Over Coronavirus | WATCH
As the plane landed at Hyderabad, the boy was rushed to a private hospital. He was declared brought dead. Also Read - 'Such Behaviour Cannot be Permitted': Delhi HC Dismisses Kunal Kamra's Plea Challenging Flying Ban
Expressing condolences, the airlines said, “An IndiGo flight 6E 897 operating from Bangalore to Patna was diverted to Hyderabad due to a medical case this morning. The crew along with a doctor on-board attended to an infant. After landing, the infant was immediately rushed to the hospital accompanied by an IndiGo staff member. Unfortunately the infant died.”
The police registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC.
In another incident a few days back, a foetus was recovered from a lavatory of an AirAsia flight on July 25. When an alarm was raised by the cabin crew about the discovery, a 19-year-old taekwondo player admitted that she lost the foetus.
The cabin crew was doing a routine check of the lavatories when they found the foetus wrapped in toilet paper.
The flight number I5 784 had originated from Imphal. The plane landed at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport here at 3.30 pm.