A GoAir flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Nagpur on Thursday after a passenger on board experienced severe pain in chest. The 21-year-old passenger was going to Mumbai. According to sources, GoAir flight number G8 2503 from Ranchi to Mumbai was landed at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport here on Thursday morning around 9.45 am following a medical emergency. Adarsh Jha, 21, who was going to Mumbai with his family on the flight experienced chest pain nearly half an hour after the flight took off from Ranchi in Jharkhand for Mumbai.
Airline employees aboard the plane gave information to the crew about it. The pilots without wasting time asked for permission for emergency landing at 9.40 am at Nagpur Air Traffic Control (ATC). Once the permission was granted, the aircraft was landed at 9.45 am at the Nagpur international airport. In the meantime an ambulance was arranged by the MIL. As the flight landed, the 21-year-old was attended by a medical team and was immediately shifted to the Care Hospital at Ramdaspeth.
Sources said, the pain occurred because of gastric problem not due to cardiac arrest. He was taken to the airport after treatment. He then boarded the flight and lew to Mumbai at around 10.15 am. The Airbus 320 aircraft of Go Air remained here for nearly half an hour.