An IndiGo flight from Delhi to Doha carrying a Nigerian passenger experienced a medical emergency and was forced to make an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan, in an attempt to save the passenger. However, the Nigerian passenger
passed away during the emergency landing.
The airline issued a statement on Monday, March 13, 2023, informing the public that a Nigerian passenger, identified as Abdullah Aaldamu Audu, was 60 years old and had become ill. As a result, the crew of flight 6E-1736 was forced to make a hasty decision to land in the southern Pakistani city.
The captain of the aircraft got in touch with the Karachi Air Traffic Control (ATC) and briefed them on the situation while simultaneously requesting authorization to make the landing.
On the other hand, once the plane had touched down in Karachi, the medical staff at the airport confirmed that the man had passed away.
The incident was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, who added that the passenger’s condition had become more critical during the course of the journey.
During this time, IndiGo has issued a statement in which they have expressed their condolences to the family of the person who passed away.
“Due to a medical issue that occurred on board, flight 6E-1736, which was originally scheduled to depart from Delhi and head to Doha, was rerouted to Karachi instead.
Unfortuitously, the airport medical staff pronounced the passenger deceased upon the passenger’s arrival “Please take the time to read the statement that was issued.
“The news has left us in a state of profound despair, and our thoughts and prayers are with the members of his family and other loved ones at this time. At this time, we are in the process of coordinating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary preparations for the transfer of the remaining passengers on the flight “it added.
The return of Abdullah’s body to Delhi occurred shortly after the news that he had passed away was confirmed. Moreover, a death certificate was produced after the event. It is anticipated that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would begin an inquiry into the incident in order to determine whether or not any criminal activity was involved.
Before making any kind of final determination, the passenger’s medical history will be carefully considered.