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Emergency landing of flight fails to save ailing passenger at Nagpur airport

NAGPUR: A Delhi-bound IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport after a 65-year-old passenger complained of health issues, but could not save him because he had died by the time he was taken to a hospital, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

The deceased man has been identified as, Chhotusingh Naryansingh Yadav (65), a resident of Bihar’s Gaya.

Yadav had boarded the flight at Chennai on Saturday morning.

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However, mid-flight, he told the plane crew that he was having health issues. Therefore, the flight made an emergency landing at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur.

He was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in the district, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Police have registered a case of accidental death.

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