Crew, doctors onboard Delhi-Birmingham AI flight help elderly heart patient

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 22:10 IST | PTI

Alert flight attendants and four doctors travelling on an Air India flight from Delhi to Birmingham in the UK came to the rescue of an 80-year-old passenger

Alert flight attendants and four doctors travelling on an Air India flight from Delhi to Birmingham in the UK came to the rescue of an 80-year-old
passenger after he complained of breathlessness. The elderly passenger, a heart patient, complained of "mild discomfort and breathlessness" shortly before the Sunday flight -- AI 113 -- was scheduled to land in Birmingham.

Crew, doctors onboard AI flight help elderly heart patient
Alert flight attendants and four doctors travelling on an Air India flight from Delhi to Birmingham in the UK came to the rescue of an 80-year-old passenger

The flight attendants sought medical assistance on the public announcement system and four doctors travelling in the flight helped to bring the situation under control. The patient was attended to by paramedics after the flight landed in Birmingham. Pilot-in-command Nivedita Bhasin tweeted that timely intervention of flight attendants and the doctors helped avoid a flight diversion.

"Blessed to be able to save a life. Grateful to the 4 doctors onboard -- Mr Balwant Rai Bubber, Dr Guneesh Dayal, Dr Rahul Kumar, Dr Chandra VN Cheruvu, and timely intervention by cabin crew, who saved an inflight diversion on @airindiain. Passenger safe, attended by paramedics on arrival," Bhasin posted on Twitter.

In another tweet, Bhasin added that the passenger was a heart patient and complained of "discomfort and breathlessness" and that the cabin crew were "extremely vigilant" and alerted the doctors. Air India's AI 113 took off from Delhi at 1.15pm on Sunday and landed at Birmingham as per its schedule at 5.15pm local time. 

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