40-YO IndiGo Pilot Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest At Nagpur Airport, 55 Mins Before The Take-off

by Shreya Rathod
40-YO IndiGo Pilot Dies Due To Cardiac Arrest At Nagpur Airport, 55 Mins Before The Take-off

On Thursday, an IndiGo flight was supposed to take off from Nagpur and travel to Pune. However, the designated IndiGo pilot suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed, just 55 mins before the take-off! And despite the emergency CPR, he didn’t respond and was declared to be dead. Here’s what happened with the IndiGo pilot.

IndiGo Pilot Died After A Cardiac Arrest!

IndiGo pilot cardiac arrest
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On Thursday, just before he was scheduled to fly, an IndiGo pilot passed away while being transported to the hospital after collapsing at a boarding gate in the Nagpur airport.

The 40-year-old pilot, Captain Manoj Subramanyam, was scheduled to fly the Nagpur-Pune 6E135 flight at around 1:00 pm, but he passed out around 12.05 pm. The pilot passed away from “sudden cardiac arrest,” according to Aejaz Shami, spokesperson for KIMS-Kingsway Hospital.

The pilot fainted and was given CPR by an emergency team, according to airport director Abid Ruhi. However, he did not respond and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The Airline Expressed Their Grief

IndiGo pilot cardiac arrest
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An airline expressed sorrow over the event and stated that they are heartbroken at the demise of one of their pilots in Nagpur. He felt uneasy at the airport in Nagpur and was taken right away to the hospital, where he tragically died. They further offered their prayers for him and his family.

They further stated that Captain Subramanyam was scheduled to pilot his first flight of the day on Thursday when he passed out. He was slated to run four sectors after taking 27 hours of rest. That included the Nagpur-Pune sector, his first for the day.

The pilot flew two sectors on Wednesday, according to a representative of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Later that day, his body was sent to Nagpur for a post-mortem examination at a government-run medical college.

According to Dr Raj Gajbhiye, dean of the medical college, the body would be handed over to family members on Friday after the post-mortem examination.

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As for the flight from Nagpur to Pune, it took off at about 1.15 pm on Thursday but was delayed by over 15 minutes due to the incident.

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