Emirates has confirmed that an EK049 flight headed for Munich from Dubai had to make an emergency landing in Kuwait after a passenger died mid-flight.
The passenger was pronounced dead by the on-ground doctor.
The airline released a statement but haven’t given out the deceased’s name, age or other details.
The airline made a statement:
“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 passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground. Emirates would like to express its condolences to the family of the deceased. The flight continued its journey to Munich where it landed approximately 2.5hrs behind schedule.”
This is a developing story and more details are to be followed.