4-month-old dies after developing breathing problem onboard IndiGo flight

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The Hush Post: A 4-month-old baby boy died after he developed breathing problem on a Patna-bound flight from Bengaluru. The flight 6E 897 took off from Bengaluru and was diverted to Hyderabad to provide better medical facilities to the child.

“The baby boy was travelling with his parents in an Indigo flight with his parents when he developed breathing problem,” the police said. As his medical condition worsened, the crew of the flight decided to divert the flight to Hyderabad around 7.30 am and requested for an ambulance and a doctor at the Hyderabad airport.

As the plane landed, the boy was rushed to a private hospital but was declared brought dead, according to the police.

In a statement, the airlines 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 police has registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC. The airline expressed its condolences to the bereaved family for the death of the child.

IndiGo, with its headquarters at Gurugram, is the one of the largest domestic air carrier with a 41.3 per cent domestic market share as of June 2018. It is also the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried.

The airline operates 52 destinations both domestic and international. with its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

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