A Guwahati-bound flight from Hyderabad had to make an emergency landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar after one passenger allegedly indulged in unruly behavior mid-air when he tried to open the emergency gates. The IndiGo flight from Hyderabad to Guwahati landed in Bhubaneswar after it was diverted under the emergency protocol.
After the incident, the 20-year-old passenger was taken off the plane and then handed over to the airport police who took him to the Capital Hospital.
Prior to this, IndiGo flight -- 6E292 -- between Chennai and Kolkata was diverted to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Saturday due to a medical emergency.
"6E292 Chennai to Kolkata was diverted to Bhubaneswar due to a medical emergency on board, as there was a sick passenger on board," Indigo informed in a release. The aircraft was accorded priority by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and landed at 3.17 pm in Bhubaneswar. The sick passenger in an AAI ambulance along with a doctor was taken to the Capital Hospital for the treatment.
Earlier in the week, a 52-year-old Indian man had died on board an Alitalia flight to Milan, Italy, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi. Kailash Chandra Saini was accompanied by his son Heera Lal on the New Delhi to Milan flight when he passed away on Tuesday, May 14. "All the formalities in Abu Dhabi have been completed to repatriate the body back to India. We are now working with New Delhi to complete the official procedure," M Rajamurugan, Counsellor at the Indian embassy in UAE, told PTI.
He said the Abu Dhabi authorities have issued a death certificate and the son would shortly fly out on an Etihad flight with his father's body.