Free Press Journal

Air India Express diverted after man complains of stomach ache


New Delhi,  An Air India Express flight from Mangalore to Dammam was diverted to Mumbai this evening when a 22-year-old male passenger complained of stomach ache, suspected to be due to a kidney ailment.

AI IX 885 with 72 passengers on board took off from Mangalore at 6.15 pm. Within an hour of the plane’s departure the passenger complained of a stomach ache and the plane had to be re-routed.

“The passenger was rushed to a hospital in Mumbai. He told our crew members that he suffers from a kidney problem,” said an airline spokesperson.