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Emirates flight diverted after child passenger dies

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] Munich-bound flight from Dubai had to make an emergency landing after a child passenger onboard died, Per Second News gathered.

The plane was diverted to Kuwait on Tuesday, Oct. 10 after the child died.

No explanation was given as to the cause of the child’s death or where they were from. There was also no information on the child’s age, gender or who they were traveling with.



In an email the airline confirmed the incident “Emirates can confirm that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted on 10 October 2017 to Kuwait International Airport due to a medical emergency. The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground,” the airline said in the statement.

The flight took off and reached Munich behind schedule.

“The flight continued its journey to Munich where it landed approximately 2.5hrs behind schedule,” the airline added.


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