Emirates passenger dies despite emergency landing

November 25, 2012
Emirates plane
Emirates plane

An Emirates airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Warsaw when a woman on the flight from Dubai to Manchester suffered a heart attack, UAE daily Gulf News reported.

The woman reportedly became ill five hours into the flight that departed from Dubai at 3am on Friday, forcing the flight to change route and make the emergency landing for medical purposes.

An Emirates spokesperson was quoted as saying: “Emirates flight EK021 from Dubai to Manchester made an unscheduled diversion to Warsaw on Friday due to an on-board medical emergency. On arrival in Warsaw, the passenger was regrettably pronounced dead.”

A spokesperson for Warsaw’s Chopin Airport told the paper that the airport’s “medical crew tried to resuscitate the passenger for 30 minutes but she could no longer be revived”.

Emirates said the flight was grounded for one hour and 50 minutes, after which the body had been repatriated to Manchester. The spokesperson added: “Emirates sympathises with the family members involved.”