Bhubaneswar: A flight en route from Chennai to Kolkata was diverted to Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here following a medical emergency.
A 48-year-old man identified as Ashok Kumar Sharma needed immediate medical attention for which SPiceJet (623) made an emergency landing at 11.15 am.
According to reports, Sharma was travelling on SpiceJet 623 from Chennai to Kolkata. He had boarded from Chennai at 9.35 am. But after the flight took off, Sharma complained of uneasiness. The flight was then immediately diverted to Bhubaneswar.
The patient was then shifted to a private hospital, but could not survive.
The body was later sent to the Capital Hospital here for post-mortem.