A Turkish Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Budapest on Thursday afternoon when an older passenger became ill. After the emergency landing, he received care from airport ambulances.
Flight from Istanbul to Gothenburg landed in Budapest
The crew of an Airbus A321neo aircraft of Turkish Airlines decided to interrupt their flight in the airspace of Slovakia, near the Polish border, when one of their passengers on board got ill.
The plane then began its descent, and after a few minutes, it landed safely on runway 13R of Budapest Airport and rolled to its designated stop.
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An elderly passenger needed medical attention
There, the AMS Airport Emergency Service began providing care for the elderly male passenger who was having a heart attack. The patient was later handed over to the National Rescue Service’s (OMSZ) on-site alert rescue unit, which transported him, in a stable condition, to a hospital, the AMS informed Airportal.hu
In such cases, the ambulance unit of the AMS Airport Emergency Services waits for the aircraft to arrive at the designated stop after landing. The sick passenger is brought off the deck using a special airport ambulance, which rises to the appropriate door of the aircraft. Medical professionals will begin or continue the resuscitation that has begun on board.
Once the patient’s condition has stabilised, the AMS airport ambulance will transport the patient to the designated transfer point, where they will be handed over to the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ) alarmed ambulance unit, which will transport him to the hospital.
The usual procedure
In all cases, the ground crew will remove the checked and hand luggage of the patient and any relative who may be travelling with them. The flight will then proceed to its destination according to the normal protocol, usually after the required amount of fuel has been refilled, unless the crew’s working time expires in the meantime.
If the landing has taken place above the maximum take-off weight, the aeroplane must be inspected and, if necessary, the Professional Fire Brigade of the Airport will cool the brakes down with their special equipment. This usually happens immediately after landing.
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