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Woman dies after taking ill on SpiceJet flight, family allege negligence

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Varanasi, Jan 12: A 24-year-old woman travelling in a SpiceJet plane from Mumbai to Varanasi died on Wednesday after she fell ill onboard, with her husband alleging negligence on the part of the flight attendants.

SpiceJet copySangeeta, a resident of Shivpur area in Varanasi, boarded the plane from Mumbai this morning along with her husband Rajesh and their daughter, Phoolpur SHO Brijesh Mishra said.

The airline said the woman had complained of breathlessness onboard and given medical attention.

As soon the plane landed at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport here, the woman was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance, where doctors declared her brought dead, the SHO said.

Mishra, however, said that it is still not clear whether the woman died onboard or while being taken to hospital in the ambulance.

Whereas, Rajesh, who works at a glass manufacturing unit in Mumbai, alleged that the flight attendant did not extend immediate medical help and she could not put on the mask during the journey.

He also claimed that she felt unwell an hour after the plane took off from Mumbai and soon collapsed.

He has filed a complaint alleging negligence on the part of flight, saying the attendants did not extend necessary medical help at the time of emergency.

A SpiceJet spokesperson said, "A passenger travelling on board SG 704 from Mumbai to Varanasi complained of breathlessness. The passenger was attended to by a doctor onboard and assisted by SpiceJet cabin crew. She was provided with all necessary medical assistance. The Captain informed ATC and requested for medical assistance on landing".

He said the woman, who was still alive, was attended to by the Varanasi Airport Medical officer after landing. Due to limited medical infrastructure at the airport, she was referred to Primary Health Center in Basani after providing all available medical help.

The spokesman said Sangeeta was accompanied by the airline staff and her family to the health center, where the doctors declared her "brought dead".

The body has been sent for post-mortem and the cause of death would only be ascertained after the autopsy report, Mishra said, adding investigation is underway.

 

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Like [0]Dislike [0] #9 Rikaz, Mangalore2017-01-12
Careless attitude of pilot....he should have landed flight at the nearest airport...at lease he could have saved her life....disgusting attitude...
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #8 Alwin, Mangalore2017-01-12
All because a person dies on a flight does it mean its negligence esp when medical care as much possible was provided? There could be historical data to the person's illness that needs to be investigated .
in India anyways such/ legal
cases take about 10 years to resolve. By the time probably Spicejet will get azcquired by some other Company
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #7 ShakthiSri, Mangalore2017-01-12
If the doctor was on flight and he attended then matter seems ok . let us find out what the relatives have to say . As a gesture of good will Spice Jet should pay Rs 20 lakhs to family as it is a rare case
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #6 Hari, Udupi2017-01-12
Should get compensation
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #5 Suresh, Mangalore2017-01-12
Should confirm that whether she has breathing issue before also.
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #4 Ganesh, Mangalore2017-01-12
Charge for homicide
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #3 Kumar, Mangalore2017-01-12
So sad.. should take action against them
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #2 Mohan, Mangalore2017-01-12
This is not only poor service... proper negligence
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #1 Gopal, Mangalore2017-01-12
Another example for poor service from Spicejet
 

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