An Emirates flight bound for Germany was forced to divert to Kuwait after a passenger died on board, a report on Gulf News said on Thursday, October 12.
The plane was reportedly heading for Munich last Tuesday but had to make an emergency landing in Kuwait following the death of a child in mid-air.
“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 Dubai-based airline told the local newspaper in a statement.
“The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground,” it added.
The airline did not reveal the nationality of the child or the cause of death, but said the journey to Munich eventually continued and the plane landed in the German city two-and-a-half hours behind schedule.
“Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased,” the statement further said.