Teen Fell Unconscious Soon After Boarding Plane In Kolkata, Dies

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Suman Pal and his family were deplaned and the teen was taken to a private hospital, police said.

Kolkata:

A teenage passenger travelling from Kolkata to Bengaluru in a private airlines' flight with his family, fell unconscious during take-off and died later Thursday, police said.

Identified as 16-year-old Suman Pal, the passenger was going to Bengaluru for treatment.

He lost consciousness just before the flight was to take off from the NSC Bose International Airport.

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The pilot informed the air traffic control (ATC) and returned the aircraft to the taxi bay.

Suman Pal and his family were deplaned and the teen was taken to a private hospital, police said.

From there, he was referred to a government hospital where doctors there declared him brought dead.

The airport authorities were examining how Suman Pal secured a fit to fly certificate required by unwell passengers to board a plane.

On December 22, a 32-year-old passenger in the same route fell ill mid-air and died at a hospital in Bhubaneswar to where the plane had been diverted.

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