During a flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru, a 69-year-old woman passed away midair while traveling with her son on Air India (AI) Airlines’ longest direct flight, AI 176. Sources at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru confirmed the incident.
According to an official from Air India at the airport, a medical emergency occurred on Wednesday at around 11 PM during the flight, and despite the crew providing all possible assistance, the passenger passed away onboard.
Woman Dies on Air India Flight
Airport sources state that the pilots had informed the airport authorities before the flight landed at approximately 7:30 am on Thursday. The woman’s body was then transported via an ambulance to the airport hospital, where it was later transferred to a government hospital for an autopsy.
According to sources, the woman had experienced discomfort during the flight, and it is suspected that she passed away due to natural causes.
During an Air India (AI) flight from Nagpur to Mumbai, a scorpion stung a passenger. Furthermore, Air India has confirmed the occurrence of the incident that happened on April 23.
Air India passenger stung by Scorpion
The Tata-owned Air India stated that the affected passenger received treatment and has now recovered from the sting.
Although instances of live birds and rats being found on board have been reported. A scorpion sting on an Air India flight is rare.
Air India spokesperson said, “There was an extremely rare and unfortunate incident involving a scorpion stinging a passenger on board our flight AI 630 on April 23, 2023.”
After receiving information about the scorpion sting incident. Air India’s engineering team thoroughly inspected the aircraft.
“Our team adhered to the protocol and thoroughly checked the aircraft. The Scorpion was found during the inspection. We immediately performed a fumigation process. We regret the discomfort and inconvenience caused to the passenger,” stated Air India.
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