Man, onboard Vande Bharat Mission flight, dies due to natural causes

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 14, 2020, 02:52 PM(IST)

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After the onboard doctor declared him dead, the body of the deceased was examined by a team of doctors after landing at the Mumbai Airport. The body was then sent to a hospital, as per the protocol.

A old man died onboard Air India's Loagos-Mumbai AI 1906 flight, that was a part of the ongoing Vande Bharat Mission.

The man was 42 years old and travelling from Lagos to Mumbai on Sunday, when the incident happened. He suddenly collapsed and died due to natural causes, reported Air India.

"A doctor onboard along with our crew, trained to handle such medical emergencies, made a valiant attempt to revive the passenger, aged 42, who had suddenly collapsed, through resuscitation etc but all their efforts went in vain," the airline's spokesperson said.

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Air India's flight AI 1906 departed from Lagos in Nigeria at 7 pm Indian Standard Time on Saturday and landed in Mumbai at 3.45 am on Sunday.

After the onboard doctor declared him dead, the body of the deceased was examined by a team of doctors after landing at the Mumbai Airport. The body was then sent to a hospital, as per the protocol.

Relatives of the deceased were informed. Due to the tough times, the aircraft was also fumigated completely, as per the norms.

The doctors have confirmed that the death was due to natural causes.

(With inputs from PTI)

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