A Hyderabad-bound Indigo flight that departed from Kolkata made an emergency landing at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar following a medical emergency on Thursday.
“Due to a medical emergency on board IndiGo Kolkata- Hyderabad flight, it was diverted to Bhubaneswar earlier today,” said the Director of Bhubaneswar Airport, Odisha.
The flight to Hyderabad was diverted to Bhubaneswar due to a medical emergency relating to the breathing problem of a 59-year-old man, they said.
The flight made an emergency landing around 6 PM. The patient, identified as Jayabrata Ghosh, was travelling along with three family members, the sources said.
Ghosh was attended by a doctor in the flight itself who detected cardiac problems and suggested that the patient be immediately admitted to the nearest hospital for further medical assistance.
From the airport, the patient was shifted to a hospital in critical condition by an ambulance of the Airports Authority of India. He was accompanied by IndiGo staffers.
The flight took off for Hyderabad after the man and his family members were deboarded.
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