Hyderabad: A Qatar Airways passenger jet (Qr 964 DOH-DPS) made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here at Shamshabad on Saturday morning, when its co-pilot suddenly fell ill on the 14 hours long Doha to Denpasar flight. There were 240 passengers plus crew on the flight at the time of the incident.
According to airport authorities, the co pilot with name Andre Dinu (34) a Romanian by nationality has complained severe pain in heart and lungs. At around the five minutes after midnight the flight made a medical emergency landing at the RGIA. While the Airport doctors attended to him immediately after landing, around 01.20 have they rushed him to Apollo hospital. The hospital has so far made no comment on the condition of his health but it said that his condition was critical.
Meanwhile, Qatar Airways is said to have made an alternative arrangements for the stranded passengers to reach their destinations. The passengers heaved a sigh of relief as they safely landed at the RGIA even as the co- pilot fell severely ill during the flight.