Delhi-bound GoAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Karachi Airport as Passenger Suffers Cardiac Arrest
A Delhi-bound GoAir plane had to make an emergency landing at the Karachi airport on Tuesday after a passenger onboard suffered cardiac arrest and later died, according to an airline official. The flight, G8-6658, from Riyadh later landed at Delhi airport early morning on Wednesday.
"GoAir Riyadh-Delhi flight diverted to Karachi airport due to a medical emergency onboard (passenger reported unwell). The flight landed safely at Karachi airport," a GoAir official told ANI. The male passenger, who was administered all possible medical help onboard, was declared dead after landing at Karachi, in Pakistan, the official said. There were 179 passengers in the plane.
Netizens soon started sharing the news and images of the Delhi-bound flight halting at Pakistan's Karachi airport.
First photos of the Indian-airline, @goairlinesindia, in Karachi, Pakistan earlier today from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia due a medical emergency onboard the aircraft. Airbus A320neo [VT-WGT] photographed at Jinnah International Airport#G86658 #GoAir📷 via Omair Nawab pic.twitter.com/45ZqLR3q4h— Mohammed Firaas | 🇬🇧🇵🇰✈ (@raisinganchor) November 17, 2020
GoAir Airbus A320neo (aircraft registration VT-WGT) departed from Karachi at 11:12 PM to resume Riyadh to Delhi flight G86658. The A320 stayed in Karachi for nearly four hours. It had landed at Karachi Airport at 7:27 PM due to in-flight medical emergency. https://t.co/qlrXatY03m pic.twitter.com/mQiLIUu7JW— avpak (@avpak3) November 17, 2020
Indian airlines GoAir flight (Riyadh-Delhi) allowed landing in Karachi, Pakistan, on humanitarian grounds. The flight was diverted to Karachi Airport due to a medical emergency onboard. The passenger reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and did not survive. https://t.co/ofurQ1xRwu— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) November 17, 2020
The Delhi-bound flight G8- 6658A, which departed from the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh today afternoon, landed safely at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport after a passenger reported sick, an airline official said, ANI reported.