Ailing teen going to Bengaluru with family faints after boarding plane, dies

07:44 AM Jan 04, 2019 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: A teenaged passenger traveling from Kolkata to Bengaluru in a private airlines’ flight with his family, fell unconscious during take-off and died later on Thursday, January 3.


The deceased is identified as Suman Pal(16), he was going to Bengaluru for treatment.

Suman lost consciousness just before the flight was to take off from the NSC Bose International Airport.

The pilot informed the air traffic control (ATC) and returned the aircraft to the taxi bay. Suman and his family members were deplaned and the teenager was taken to a private hospital.

From there, he was referred to a government hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
The airport authorities were examining how Pal secured a fit to fly certificate required by ailing passengers to board a plane.


On December 22, a 32-year-old passenger in the same route fell ill mid-air and died at a hospital in Bhubaneswar to where the plane had been diverted


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