Wizz Air flight diverts for medical emergency, one passenger dies
A Wizz Air flight from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Milan, Italy, diverted to Belgrade, Serbia, due to a medical emergency. One of the passengers, a Georgian woman according to local media, died.
The Wizz Air A320-232, registered HA-LYD, was operating flight W66411 from Kutaisi (KUT) to Milan (MXP) on December 17, 2018, when shortly after departure, a passenger showed signs of distress. In order to provide medical assistance to the woman, the plane diverted for an emergency landing at Belgrade airport (BEG), where medical personnel was waiting. Unfortunately, the passenger could not be saved.
Contacted by AeroTime, Wizz Air provided us their official statement:
"On 17 December 2018 Wizz Air’s W6 6411 Kutaisi-Milano Malpensa was diverted to Belgrade after a passenger experienced a medical emergency. Due to privacy concerns, no information about the passenger is available. Our flight crew provided emergency care for the passenger on board and medical assistance was arranged by the crew to be waiting for the aircraft in Belgrade. Wizz Air regrets to confirm that, despite the instant and professional medical assistance provided by its crew on the flight and after landing, by the medical staff that met the airplane in Belgrade, the passenger’s life could not be saved. Wizz Air expresses its deep condolences to the passenger’s family."
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