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60-Year-old elderly man bleeds mid-air on Madurai-Delhi Indigo flight, dies after emergency landing in Indore

An IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore. After the plane landed, the passenger was taken to a hospital near the airport where doctors declared him brought dead.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Indore: An IndiGo flight from Madurai to Delhi made an emergency landing at the Indore airport on Saturday evening after a 60-year-old passenger starts bleeding mid-air on flight. After the plane landed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, the passenger was taken to a hospital near the airport where doctors declared him brought dead.

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sudden bleeding from the mouth

As per preliminary information, Atul Gupta, who was on board Indigo Airlines flight 6E-2088, suddenly started bleeding from the mouth and his condition deteriorated midway through the journey. Due to a medical emergency, the Madurai-Delhi flight was diverted to Indore and landed at the local airport around 5.30 pm.

Doctors declared dead in the hospital
Airport in-charge director Prabodh Chandra Sharma said the passenger was taken to a private hospital from the airport where doctors declared him brought dead. Sharma said, according to a doctor who took the passenger from the airport to the hospital, he was already suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

He said the plane had taken off for its destination (New Delhi) at 6:40 pm. A sub-inspector of Aerodrome police station told that the deceased Gupta was a resident of Noida in UP. He said that after the postmortem, his body would be handed over to his family members.

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