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A plane on the way from Hà Nội to Đà Lạt City had to make an emergency landing at Đà Nẵng International Airport as a male passenger fainted at 10,000m in the air.

A plane of Jestar Pacific lands at Đà Nẵng International Airport yesterday as a male passenger fainted. — Photo courtesy Jetstar Paficic

 

Jetstar Pacific announced that the passenger, 39, fainted an hour after the plane, BL211, took off from Hà Nội’s Nội Bài Airport, carrying 170 passengers.

Crew members were called to assist the victim on the plane, and the pilot decided to land at Đà Nẵng Airport at 11.25am yesterday.

The passenger was then taken to Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng hospital for treatment.

According to doctors, the male passenger had long suffered vertigo, and had taken his prescribed medication before the flight.

The flight was allowed to leave Đà Nẵng airport for Đà Lạt in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng Province at about 12pm the same day.

Jetstar Pacific said it would offer free tickets for the passenger and his relative on the flight when he fully recovers his health.

Last month, a Jetstar Pacific plane had to stop at the taxiway of Đà Nẵng Airport and go back to the terminal after a pregnant Czech woman fell ill on-board.

Two years ago, while on a flight from HCM City to Đà Nẵng, a woman went into labour at 10,000 metres, and delivered a baby on board.

 

Source: VNS

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