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Air India Delhi-Newark Flight Returns To Delhi After Passenger Dies Midway

New Delhi: An Air India flight from Delhi to Newark, USA returned to Delhi three hours after takeoff on Saturday, when a passenger died on board.

“Air India Delhi-Newark (US) flight returned to Delhi after more than three hours of flight, due to a medical emergency onboard,” an Air India official told the media.

A team of airport doctors arrived on the plane and after a thorough check of the passenger declared him dead. The passenger was US national and was travelling with his wife. “On 04.12.2021, flight number AI-105, from Delhi to Newark returned, due to the death of a male passenger, a US citizen, who was travelling with his wife to Newark,” an Airport official added, according to media reports.

The flight landed safely at Delhi airport and as per the Flight Time Duty Limitation (FDTL) norms, another batch of the crew will be arranged for flight operations. “The same aircraft with new crew members is expected to take off at around 1600 hrs,” the official added.  The entire matter was reported to the Airport Police for further legal formalities.