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Lahore bound PIA flight from London made an emergency landing in Moscow on Tuesday after a patient suffered a heart attack mid-flight.
“PIA flight PK 758 from London to Lahore while enroute was diverted to Moscow as a female passenger Ms. Shahnaz Akhtar, age 58, Italian national, suddenly developed a cardiac problem,” said an official statement issued on Thursday. The passenger Shahnaz Akhtar complained of the pain in her heart and the three doctors on board the flight examined her.
The details added that the PIA cabin crew provided first aid to the patient while the plane was diverted to Moscow. PIA appreciated the swift action taken by Captain Khalid Anwar to save the life of the passenger. “The passenger was immediately shifted to the hospital,” added a PIA spokesperson.
PIA bound flight to Lahore from Paris made an emergency landing in Sialkot due to bad weather and a large number of birds flying in and around Lahore airport.
The pilot contacted the nearest Moscow airport and sought permission for an emergency landing.
It also added that the passenger’s condition improved at the hospital and the family of the passenger was informed in Lahore. Later, the flight took off from Moscow after a stopover of two hours for its final destination to Lahore and resumed its journey at 4:15 am Pakistan time.
Meanwhile, other passengers complained about the inconvenience caused during the journey.
Just two days ago, Pakistan International Airline domestic flight from Quetta to Islamabad made an emergency landing at the Islamabad Airport after it narrowly escaped firing. The incident took place when the PIA flight was landing at Islamabad airport at 10 a.m. On receipt of the information at the control tower, the plane was landed on the second runway. However, after the safe landing, an inquiry into the matter was launched.
Last month, another PIA bound flight to Lahore from Paris made an emergency landing in Sialkot due to bad weather and a large number of birds flying in and around Lahore airport. The flight was later re-routed to Lahore Airport after obtaining clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority.