Four-month-old baby dies on board IndiGo flight due to breathing problem, even emergency landing fails to save his life


In a heart-breaking incident, a four-month-old baby died on board an IndiGo flight on its way to Patna from Bengaluru after developing a breathing problem. The flight 6E 897 had taken off the Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport for Patna but minutes after the take-off, the parents informed the crew about their baby experiencing difficulties in breathing.

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The pilots were immediately informed as they diverted the flight to Hyderabad for an emergency landing.

A report by PTI said that the baby was rushed to a private hospital immediately after landing. The crew members had already organised for a doctor an ambulance even before the flight landed at the Hyderabad airport. But the doctors at the hospital declared him brought dead, the police said. The cops have registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC.

Sources at the airport told PTI that the flight was diverted to the Hyderabad Airport at around 7.30 am on Tuesday. A statement by IndiGo said, “An IndiGo flight 6E 897 operating from Bangalore to Patna was diverted to Hyderabad due to a medical case this morning.

“The crew along with a doctor on-board attended to an infant. After landing, the infant was immediately rushed to the hospital accompanied by an IndiGo staff member. Unfortunately the infant died.”

The airline has expressed its condolences over the infant’s death.

Not too long ago, another Kolkata-Lucknow IndiGo flight was diverted after birds were seen at the Lucknow airport. Early last month, a passenger on board the IndiGo flight had suffered a cardiac arrest as soon as the plane took off Delhi. The flight was later diverted to Indore.

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