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Emirates airlines flight diverted as unresponsive passenger dies

A Dubai-bound Emirates flight was forced to divert to Kuwait on Monday when crew were made aware that a passenger was unresponsive, Per Second News gathered.

En route from London, the aircraft was diverted to Kuwait and landed, confirmed the airline in a statement on Monday.

 A spokesperson said in a statement that the passenger was later declared dead.

As per privacy policy, the airline did not elaborate on the cause of death.

“Emirates flight ‪EK030 from London to Dubai on 4th December 2017, was diverted to Kuwait due to a passenger being unresponsive,” the spokersperson said in an emailed statement.

Under existing Emirates airline policy, emergency diversions to nearest airports during mid-flight are necessary when a passenger’s health is in immediate danger.

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