EMERGENCY | Turkish Flight Made Emergency Landing, passenger fell seriously ill

Turkish Airlines flight landed in Kolkata due to a medical emergency.

Turkish Airlines plane flying from Istanbul to Singapore made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Thursday after a 69-year-old passenger fell seriously ill mid-air, an official said here.

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The elderly passenger suffered from bouts of convulsions and was bleeding from the nose and mouth, the official said.

Seeing his condition, the pilot of the Turkish Airlines flight #TK54 decided to make an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata.

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After getting approval from Air Traffic Control, the flight landed at 11.45 AM.

The sick passenger was initially treated at the airport and he was taken to a hospital later, the official said.

The plane with all other passengers resumed its journey at 2.52 pm.

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