Ahmedabad: A Yangon-bound Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai made an emergency landing at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport in Ahmedabad on Saturday following a mid-air medical emergency. Also Read - Dubai's 'Palm Fountain' Breaks Guinness Record For Largest Fountain in The World | Watch Breathtaking Video
The flight was headed to Myanmar’s capital city Yangon from Dubai. Also Read - IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs SRH Match 40 in Dubai: Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar Star as Hyderabad Beat Rajasthan by Eight Wickets
The aircraft contacted the Ahmedabad Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the afternoon after a 5-year-old boy on board the flight developed medical complications, the airport authorities said in the statement. Also Read - Mom-to-be Anushka Sharma Looks Super-Adorable as She Flaunts Her Baby Bump in an Beige-Brown Dungaree And Gets a 'Pocketful of Sunshine'
“Ahmedabad ATC immediately approved the diversion and initiated priority landing procedures. At that time, the aircraft was flying at 35,000 feet”, the statement said.
On landing, the child, a British national, was taken to a private hospital near the airport in an Airports of Authority of India (AAI) ambulance. He is still undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the flight departed for its destination Yangon at around 3 PM.
In September, an IndiGo aircraft carrying 185 passengers made an emergency landing after suffering a tyre burst, according to an airport official. The flight 6E-361, operated with an A320 aircraft, was coming from Mumbai. The plane landed safely at 19.21 hours and all passengers are safe, Ahmedabad Airport Director Manoj Gangal had said in a statement.