Emirates flight in emergency landing after passenger dies

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An Emirates Airline flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after a passenger died following take-off.

Flight EK787 to the Ghanaian capital Accra left Dubai shortly after 10:00, before having to land in Riyadh following the passenger’s death. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

"The passenger received immediate medical attention however unfortunately was pronounced dead by an airport physician on the ground," an Emirates spokesperson said in a statement.

"Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased."

The flight later landed in Accra, before making an onward journey to Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire.

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Posted by: gvk

I have travelled a lot on Emirates ,the pride of Dubai and I am sure EK AND Dubai goes to any extend to save human life,It is a sad news for family but the truth is WHEN,WHERE AND HOW we will leave this world is a mystery, nobody knows,we have to accept it. All we can do is pray May departed soul Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Capt.Mohammed Jibrin [Pilot/Aircraft Dispatcher]

It is the will of GOD that the persenger will die aboard Emirates Airline.

I have been a persenger twice on Emirates and from my heart I say that they have professional crew to take good care of all their persengers from boarding to landing.

The families of the deceased shoukd take heart and accept the death as a will of God.

May God continue to protect Emirate Airlines.

Posted by: Yaqub


No doubt about Emirates airline and its crew they r the best
my condolences with the family who lost their beloved

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