By Joanne Bladd
Dubai airline says flight EK375 forced to divert to New Delhi's IGI Airport on Saturday.
A 66-year-old German national died aboard an Emirates plane on route to Dubai from Bangkok on Saturday afternoon, forcing the plane to divert to New Dehli’s IGI Airport, the airline confirmed on Sunday.
The pilot of Flight EK375 declared a medical emergency after the passenger reportedly stopped breathing.
The plane landed at IGI airport at around 12.50pm, where medical crew were waiting.
The 66-year-old passenger was declared dead on arrival by a local doctor.
In a statement, Emirates Airline said: “EK375 Bangkok-Dubai on 5th June 2010 was diverted to New Delhi’s IGI Airport because of a medical emergency onboard.
“On arrival in Delhi, one of the passengers, a 66-year-old German national, was declared deceased.
“Emirates has co-operated fully with the airport authorities and extends its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased passenger.”
sincere condolences to his family from all Dubaians
Condolences to this man's family.