Lahore-bound Turkish Airlines Flight TK-714 Diverts to Baku Due to In-flight Medical Emergency

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Lahore-bound Turkish Airlines Flight TK-714 Diverts to Baku Due to In-flight Medical Emergency

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:23 pm

Today, Turkish Airlines Istanbul to Lahore flight TK-714 performed by airline's Airbus A330-300 registration TC-LOF diverted to Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Azerbaijan, due to a 35-year old passenger experiencing heart problem. Unfortunately he died aboard the aircraft. Apparently the A330 stayed at Baku for about three hours & fifteen minutes before resuming journey to Lahore where passenger's dead body was handed over to his wife after necessary paper work, according to news sources.

The aircraft landed at Lahore at 8:35 AM as flight TK-714 with a delay of four hours. It was scheduled to land at Lahore at 4:35 AM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

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Source: flightradar24.com

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Re: Lahore-bound Turkish Airlines Flight TK-714 Diverts to Baku Due to In-flight Medical Emergency

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:09 pm

According to newspaper reports, the passenger and his wife were travelling from the Netherlands to Lahore via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. His body was shifted from Lahore Airport to Gujranwala where the couple was going.

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Re: Lahore-bound Turkish Airlines Flight TK-714 Diverts to Baku Due to In-flight Medical Emergency

Post by faisal-777 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:29 pm

In scenarios like this, does the airline get reimbursed for diversion costs by any insurance?
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