Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing as Saudi passenger suffers heart attack

Turkish Airlines plane is seen in Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Archives)

A Turkish plane on its way to Jeddah made an emergency landing in Cairo’s International Airport on Sunday after a Saudi female passenger suffered from a heart attack during the flight.

The 49-year-old passenger Wedad Omar was en route from Istanbul to Jeddah on flight No. 69.

The flight’s crew informed the pilot of the critical health condition of the passenger, prompting the captain to contact airport officials for an emergency landing.

A doctor boarded the plane to treat the passenger. She was then transported by an ambulance to receive treatment at Heliopolis Hospital.

Last Update: Sunday, 16 July 2017 KSA 13:37 - GMT 10:37