transport

Emirates flight diverted after child dies

The flight from Dubai to Munich was diverted to Kuwait after the child died

Staff Report
15:45 October 11, 2017

Dubai: An Emirates flight from Dubai to Munich was diverted to Kuwait after a child died on October 10, the airline said on Wednesday.

“Emirates can confirm that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted on 10 October 2017 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,” the airline said in a statement to Gulf News.

The statement did not mention the cause of the child’s death. The nationality of the child was not immediately clear.

“Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased,” the statement said.

The flight took off and reached Munich behind schedule.

“The flight continued its journey to Munich where it landed approximately 2.5hrs behind schedule,” the airline added.