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Four-month-old Infant Dies Onboard Indigo Flight To Patna

Patna: On Tuesday, after developing breathing problems on an IndiGo flight to Patna, a four-month-old baby died. This incident took place, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

According to the IndiGo crew members, after the child developed breathing problems, the Bengaluru-Patna flight was diverted to Hyderabad. On landing, the baby was rushed to a private hospital, but on arrival, the doctors declared him dead.

IndiGO airlines, which was in news recently for being pranked upon by Daswinder Kumar, who announced a hijack on a flight flying from Chandigarh to Srinagar, has again made it to the news with the real incident, death of an infant, whose loss has given a life-long scar on the hearts of his parents.

“Operating from Bengaluru to Patna, the Indigo flight 6E 897 was diverted to Hyderabad due to a severe medical case,” according to IndiGo’s statement. Along with the doctor and the crew on board, attended to an infant.  Accompanied by an IndiGo staff member, the infant was immediately rushed to the hospital. The infant died, unfortunately.

Sources said that the flight was on the way to Patna, but it was diverted due the infant’s deteriorating health conditions, and it landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 7.30 a.m. But he died before he could access any medical aid at the airport clinic. The cause of the child’s illness was not known.

According to the Police Sub-Inspector Venkateswarulu of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the flight took off from Bengaluru at 6.09 am, and 90 minutes later it was diverted to Hyderabad airport. After the child died, the police registered a case under the Code of Criminal Procedure

At 7.45 am. Some sources said that the baby was brought to the emergency room of the Apollo clinic at the airport. It was confirmed by the doctor after examination that the infant was brought dead. A slight bleeding from his nose was noticed by the doctors. Although, the actual cause of his death is still unknown.

The police has registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC. IndiGo airline has expressed its grief and condolences over the infant’s death.