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SpiceJet Diverts Chennai-Kolkata Flight to Odisha as Passenger Falls Sick Onboard, Dies Later

Officials said that Ashok Kumar Sharma complained of breathing problem soon after SpiceJet flight SG-623, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, took off from Chennai and a medical emergency was declared.

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Updated:September 8, 2019, 7:10 PM IST
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SpiceJet Diverts Chennai-Kolkata Flight to Odisha as Passenger Falls Sick Onboard, Dies Later
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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A SpiceJet flight on way from Chennai to Kolkata had to be diverted to Bhubaneswar on Sunday after a 48-year-old passenger fell sick, officials said, adding that he later died.

Ashok Kumar Sharma complained of breathing problem soon after SpiceJet flight SG-623, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, took off from Chennai and a medical emergency was declared, the officials said.

The pilot requested for an ambulance and a doctor on arrival which was made available, a SpiceJet spokesperson said.

He was taken to a medical room at the airport soon after the plane landed, Bhubaneswar Airport Director S C Hota said.

Sharma was then rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.

The body has been sent to the Capital Hospital for postmortem.

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