Emirates flight grounded after passenger dies mid-flight

By ali Thursday, 12 October 2017 3:24 AM

Emirates flight grounded after passenger dies mid-flight

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The National -- An Emirates flight headed for Munich had to make an emergency stop in Kuwait on Tuesday, after a passenger died on board.

The airline confirmed in a statement that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted to Kuwait International Airport due to a "medical emergency".

"The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground," an Emirates spokesperson said.

The flight continued on to Munich, where it arrived two and a half hours behind schedule.

The spokesperson refused to give further details of the passenger's age or nationality.

"Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased," they said.