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Infant develops breathing problem on board IndiGo flight, dies

The boy was taken to a private hospital upon landing, where the doctors declared him brought dead.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 01, 2018 9:39 IST ]
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Infant dies on Indigo plane 

In a heart-breaking incident, a four-month-old baby died at the Hyderabad Airport on Tuesday after he developed breathing problems on a Bengaluru-Patna IndiGo flight. The flight made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport following the baby’s illness.

The crew was alerted about the infant’s health by the parents after which the pilots immediately diverted the plane to Hyderabad for an emergency landing.

The crew of flight 6E 897 decided to divert the plane to Hyderabad and requested for an ambulance and a doctor at the airport, the airline said.

The boy was taken to a private hospital upon landing, where the doctors declared him brought dead, said the police.

The police have registered a case into the incident, under section 174 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The flight was diverted to Hyderabad Airport at around 7.30 am, reported PTI, quoting sources. 

"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 statement said.

The airline has expressed its condolences over the infant's death. 

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