At least three passengers including women suffered a heart attack during a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight here on Sunday. According to details, three passengers were traveling to Islamabad from Jeddah by a PIA flight PK/742 when the three suffered a heart attack.
One of them, identified as Mahala, died on the spot while the others were shifted to a hospital by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As the passengers complained of chest pain, the pilot contacted the control tower at Karachi airport and sought to make an emergency landing which was allowed by the air traffic controller.
As the plane touched down on the airport, a doctor’s team and ambulance of the Civil Aviation Authority reached Karachi airport and shifted the other two passengers to the hospital.—INP