Flyer suf­fers stroke, gets help from ground

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION -

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: A pas­sen­ger aboard an Air In­dia flight from Bangkok to Mumbai re­ceived med­i­cal at­ten­tion re­layed from doc­tors on the ground after he suf­fered a heart at­tack mid-air.

After the heart at­tack, as the con­di­tion of the male pas­sen­ger on Flight AI-331 con­tin­ued to de­te­ri­o­rate on Wed­nes­day night, the pi­lots ra­dioed Kolkata air traf­fic con­trol to re­port the med­i­cal emer­gency.

The pi­lots sought per­mis­sion to make an un­sched­uled land­ing at the Kolkata air­port and asked the Air Traf­fic Con­trol (ATC) to keep med­i­cal teams on stand-by. They also asked the air traf­fic con­trollers to ar­range for ad­vice from doc­tors on the ground.

The Air­ports Au­thor­ity of In­dia rushed its doc­tors to the ATC tower, who in­ter­acted with them over the very high fre­quency com­mu­ni­ca­tion line to help the pas­sen­ger till the flight landed. The Air In­dia flight made the emer­gency land­ing at Kolkata at around 10pm.

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