Child dies on board Emirates flight, plane makes emergency landing

Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

emiratesA flight of Emirates was compelled to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Kuwait after a child died on board the aircraft.


As per one of the leading local news media platforms, Emirates flight EK049 had been flying from Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates to Munich Airport in Germany. All of a sudden a child on board suffered a medical emergency.


Officials from the airline declared on Wednesday that the pilot of the flight called for an emergency landing at the Kuwait International Airport.


A short while later the airplane was met by emergency personnel swiftly who rushed to offer medical attention. Unfortunately, the child was declared dead at the scene. The airline is yet to reveal the exact cause of death, nationality or gender of the deceased.


A spokesperson of the airline mentioned in its official statement that Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased.


Eventually the flight departed from the Kuwait airport and landed in Munich 2.5 hours after it had been originally scheduled to arrive.


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