IndiGo Mumbai-Ranchi Flight Makes Emergency Halt In Nagpur After 62-YO Flyer Vomits Blood & Dies

by Tooba Shaikh
IndiGo Mumbai-Ranchi Flight Makes Emergency Halt In Nagpur After 62-YO Flyer Vomits Blood & Dies

Medical emergencies while flying can be very stressful. Recently, an IndiGo flight heading to the Birsa Munda Airport in Jharkhand’s Ranchi from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport or the CSMIA in Mumbai had to make an emergency landing. The reason for this emergency landing was an unforeseen medical emergency. Here are all the details you need to know about this particular unfortunate incident that took place recently on the plane.

62-YO Flyer Vomits Blood And Dies In An IndiGo Flight

IndiGo flight
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Things went particularly morbid on a recent IndiGo flight which was headed from Mumbai to Ranchi on the 21st of August, Monday. An elderly male passenger who was 62 years old, ended up having a medical emergency. The flight was numbered 6E 5093.

According to an article recently published by NDTV, the passenger was suffering from CKD and Tuberculosis. CKD means Chronic Kidney Disease wherein kidneys are unable to effectively filter blood as well as they should.

The passenger ended up vomiting blood on board and subsequently passed away. Considering the dire circumstances, the plane had to make an emergency landing at the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur, which is also known as Nagpur Airport.

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Body Taken To KIMS Kingsway Hospital

IndiGo flight
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Following the medical emergency, the passenger was immediately offloaded and taken to the KIMS Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur. Unfortunately, though, the passenger did not survive and was declared dead on arrival.

CKD is a common disease and India reports more than 1 million cases each year. It is an incurable condition and can last a person’s lifetime. However, treatment might help in improving the condition.

CKD has no unique symptoms and can develop in individuals who do not exhibit any symptoms at all. Depending on the severity of the disease, patients may be treated via medication. In extreme stages, patients may also require dialysis.

The passenger who passed away also had tuberculosis which is also a fairly common but treatable disease.

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Have you ever witnessed anything similar on any of the flights that you’ve been on? Let us know in the comments below!

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