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Man attempts suicide on Emirates flight

Passenger was found by cabin crew in a pool of blood during a flight to India

Man attempts suicide on Emirates flight

A male passenger was found lying in a pool of blood in the toilet area of an Emirates aircraft en route from Dubai to Hyderabad, the airline has confirmed.

The incident took place on April 4, with the passenger reported to have slit his throat and wrists with a sharp blade. He was discovered by cabin crew and was taken to a hospital upon arrival in Hyderabad.

“Emirates can confirm that on April 4, 2014 an incident occurred during flight EK526 from Dubai to Hyderabad whereby a passenger was found bleeding heavily in the restroom just before descent by cabin crew," the Dubai carrier said in a statement.

“The crew administered all the necessary treatment onboard... Upon arrival into Hyderabad the passenger was met by medical crews and taken to a nearby hospital. As a result of this incident the aircraft was unable to be utilised for the carriage of passengers and has been flown back to Dubai for maintenance,” the statement added.

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Bona kenirons 6 years ago

i am so sad such accident happend in an Emirate airplane,but my advice for Emirates is to try thier best to have security officials at the door of the airplane,to do a full security search before any passenger gets on board the airplane..God bless Emirates..love you guys.

Doug 6 years ago

Yes, what's really concerning about this is how a passenger managed to get a sharp blade onto the flight. This could have been much, much worse - what if it was a hijacker? I'm assuming the passenger must have walked through the metal detectors at Dubai airport - are the detectors not working?

gestrem 6 years ago

So much for security checks; he had something sharp enough to slit his throat and wrists with! Imagine if he had been a hijacker... worst case scenario is almost always the result of a lack of foresight and planning. (inadequate precautions were taken)

Khalid Bin Walid 6 years ago

Oh the paranoia!! THAT is beside the point. Emirates Airlines hand out forks and knives with their food trays, which are just as dangerous. The real point is how well they handled the case when they came upon it. It's sad he tried to take his own life, but thank God they found him before it was too late!

John Montgomery 6 years ago

Oh the paranoia!! THAT is beside the point. Emirates Airlines hand out forks and knives with their food trays, which are just as dangerous. The real point is how well they handled the case when they came upon it. It's sad he tried to take his own life, but thank God they found him before it was too late!

Brian Howard 6 years ago

Lol has anyone here actually been to an airport? For example there are razorblades available to purchase AFTER you go through the security check on Luton Airport. And its not a single case. Also anyone can crack a perfume bottle and do something bad if he wanted to...

Mireille 6 years ago

I guess what is really concerning is the fact that someone managed to get a sharp blade onto the flight. This opens the door to several attempts. Self-murder is one motive among countless ones. UAE airport security to investigate in depth this incident and communicate on the reason of the security systems failure. This a great offence.

Megan 6 years ago

Also, aboard every Emirates flight passengers can ask crew for a razor (for shaving purposes). The man could have requested one and taken it appart to use the razor blade.

Jezinho 6 years ago

There are no detectors between duty free and the aircraft. There are a myriad of sharp things you could buy.

MCA 6 years ago

Can anyone explain to me where he got the "sharp blade" from on the flight. It only means the security in Dubai airports are useless. It is good he slit his throat not someone else