A 38-year-old passenger Jagdish Pandya, suffered a heart attack on board an Indigo flight from Ahmedabad to Kochi, after which the plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Vadodara airport on Tuesday afternoon.
As per The Indian Express, the incident occurred at noon on Tuesday when Jagdish Pandya, a resident of Bhavnagar, boarded the 11.20 am Indigo flight from Ahmedabad to Kochi. Shortly after the take-off, Pandya complained of chest pain and uneasiness. A medical representative by profession, Pandya was traveling with a group of medical marketing colleagues as well as a doctor on board.
Vadodara Airport officials said that while they had received the communication to clear the runway for emergency landing, the doctor travelling with Pandya tried to revive him on the flight by also administering oxygen. However, Pandya had collapsed before the flight landed, officials said.
Pandya was healthy and fine when he boarded the flight in Ahmedabad, but he developed discomfort during the take-off and mentioned to his colleagues his fear of flying.
Pandya was rushed to the SSG hospital in Vadodara, where he was declared dead on arrival.
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