Air Arabia flt makes emergency landing as passenger takes ill

Panaji: An Air Arabia flight travelling between Sharjah and Chennai made an emergency landing at Goa Airport in the wee hours today after a woman passenger took ill, officials said.

"The flight was allowed to land as there was medical emergency on board. The passenger was evacuated and the flight took-off after that," Goa airport Director K S Rao told PTI.

The plane, which was on its way to Chennai, landed at the Goa airport at around 4.30 AM.

Airport sources said the 70-year-old woman (name not disclosed) developed chest pain mid-air due to which the pilot sought for emergency landing.

Rao said she was immediately referred to a private hospital in Vasco town, next to the airport.

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