By Neil Halligan
Medical emergency involving 2 Australians on board flight Emirates EK 415
An Emirates flight from Sydney to Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing at Mumbai following an on-board medical emergency.
Emirates flight EK 145 made emergency landing at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Wednesday at 2.10pm when two Australian passengers required urgent medical treatment.
Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) officials told Indian Express that a 22-year-old male passenger suffering chest pains and a 64-year-old female passenger suffering with blood pressure were taken off the aircraft by staff at Mumbai, where they received the medical treatment.
Emirates, in its statement, said: “Emirates flight EK415 from Sydney to Dubai on 24th June was diverted to Mumbai due to a passenger medical emergency. The passenger was assisted off the aircraft to receive medical attention. The aircraft has since left Mumbai and landed in Dubai at 16:48 local time. Emirates apologises for any inconvenience. The safety of our passengers and crew is of paramount importance.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.