KL-bound flight delayed after passenger suffers stroke

KL-bound flight delayed after passenger suffers stroke

AN Oman Airways flight made an emergency landing at the Chennai Airport early on Monday morning after a passenger suffered a seizure-like fit, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Oman Airways flight WY825, flying non-stop from Muscat to Kuala Lumpur, made an emergency call on the airline's channel and said an Indonesian passenger, Revimartini Noorudeen, was in difficulty.

The Chennai Air Traffic Control tower was alerted and after less than 10 minutes, they were allowed to land at 4.50am.

With a waiting medical team to stabilise her, Revimartini was wheeled into the airport's emergency medical centre, run by Apollo hospital. They managed to stabilise her after she was discovered to have suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot.

After a delay of nearly three hours, the passengers of the KL flight boarded it again and departed for Malaysia at 7.50am, where it landed safely.

Revimartini is reportedly safe and undergoing medical treatment in Chennai.

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