Kolkata: A Frankfurt-Bangkok flight made
an emergency landing in the city for medical treatment of a
passenger who suddenly fell ill mid-air, but he was dead
before the airport doctors could treat him.
The passenger, about 75 years of age, of flight LH-772
of Lufthansa airlines fell ill when the plane was flying near
the city airport, sources in the NSC Bose International
Airport here said.
The flight, which was not scheduled to land here,
requested the Air Traffic Control for an emergency landing
which was granted.
However, the passenger was dead by the time doctors of
the airport could see him, the sources said.
The sources, however, could not confirm the identity
of the passenger, whose body was taken for postmortem