Bhubaneswar: Thanks to the prompt response by the Air Traffic Control and terminal management of Biju Patnaik International airport, a passenger was provided immediate medical assistance after a SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing here on Tuesday.
The SpiceJet flight on its way to Bagdogra from Chennai had to be diverted and made an emergency landing after a 64-year-old on board passenger N.Das complained of uneasiness and fell sick.
SpiceJet's Boeing 737 aircraft with 189 passengers on board landed at Bhubaneswar airport at around 12:26 PM. Later, a team of doctors at the medical inspection room of Biju Patnaik airport immediately responded to the SOS call.
An advance ambulance was also kept on standby as a precautionary measure after the airport's terminal management was alerted about the medical emergency of a passenger.
However, after preliminary check up at treatment at the airport, Das was declared fit and the flight departed at around 1:56 PM today.