Air India flight returns to Agartala as passenger falls sick

August 31st, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) A Kolkata-bound Air India flight with 155 passengers on board returned to Agartala Sunday after the condition of a sick passenger deteriorated mid-air, officials said. The passenger died in a hospital here later in the evening.”The flight returned here within 30 minutes of take-off from the Agartala airport Sunday afternoon as the pilot, Captain Niliga Karmakar, found that the condition of the sick passenger was deteriorating,” Air India area manager Partha Chakraborty said.

The pilot turned the aircarft around to Agartala, and on landing the passenger, who was suffering from heart related ailments, was immediately rushed to the GB Pant Medical College and Hospital, where he died later in the evening.

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