Passenger dies of heart attack in mid air

Insight Online News

Chennai, Jan 19 : A passenger, who was on his way to Chennai

from Dubai, died due to a massive heart attack, before the flight was

scheduled to land at the Anna International airport here, this morning.

Airport sources said the Fly Dubai Airlines, with 117 passengers on

board, was on its way to Chennai when the passenger, Madar Shah

Basheer (47), a native of Nagapattinam district, suffered a massive

heart attack mid air and collapsed.

The crew members of the aircraft offered him first aid and the pilot

immediately contacted the Chennai Air Traffic control room and

explained the emergency following which a medical team was kept

as standby.

Soon after the aircraft touched down at the airport, doctors went

inside and examined the passenger and declared him dead due

to a massive heart attack.

Airport police recovered the body and shifted to Chromepet Government

Hospital for post mortem. His family members in Nagapattinam were also

informed about the death.

The aircraft was scheduled to depart for Dubai at 5.30 a.m. Since the flight

needs to be cleaned and washed in view of the death, it departed for Dubai

at 7.00 a.m. after a delay on 90 minutes.


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