Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul-Singapore flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata after passenger falls ill

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A Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Singapore made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Thursday after a 69-year-old passenger fell seriously ill in the air, an official said here.

The elderly passenger suffered convulsions and was bleeding from the nose and mouth, the official said.

Seeing his condition, the pilot of Turkish Airlines flight TK-054 decided to make an emergency landing at Kolkata’s NSC Bose International Airport.

The flight landed at 11.45 am after getting clearance from Air Traffic Control.

The ailing passenger was first treated at the airport and later taken to a hospital, the official said.

He said the aircraft along with all other passengers resumed its journey at 2.30 pm.

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