AI flights land midway over medical emergencies

New Delhi:National passenger carrier Air India on Saturday said it landed two of its outbound flights midway to address medical emergencies of its passengers, ensuring their safety and well being. According to the air carrier, a Chicago-bound flight AI 127 on September 16 and AI 174 SFO-Delhi flight on September 17 landed midway at Norway and Helsinki respectively to address medical emergencies of the passengers. After taking off from Delhi, a passenger on board AI 127 complained of giddiness and when his condition did not improve even after providing medical help on board, the aircraft was landed at BOD airport in Norway and the passenger was immediately rushed to hospital, the airline said in a statement. "In another medical emergency, AI 174 SFO-Delhi landed at Helsinki airport, when a 2 year 5 months old child accompanied by parents complained of health problem during the flight," said the statement.  Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director of Air India said: "In close to 24 hours, Air India managed two medical emergencies effectively, giving top most priority to our passenger's well being." "I would like to appreciate our crew for managing these situations who time and again have demonstrated their expertise," Lohani added. IANS