Sunday, 15 September 2019 03:25 GMT

Patient admitted to hospital in UAE after glitch in medical plane

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A European patient, onboard a private medical jet plane, was rushed to the Saqr hospital after the aircraft developed a technical glitch late on Monday night.

The aircraft, heading from India to Turkey, was on transit at the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.

Medical sources said the patient, who was accompanied by two attendants onboard, was rushed to the Saqr hospital in an ambulance.

He was then admitted to the intensive care unit "because of his critical condition".
"He is still there receiving treatment and is to resume his flight to Turkey after the technical glitch in his private aircraft is fixed."

Informed sources said the plane failed to fly late on Monday around 11:20pm. "The specialist engineer concerned was requested to fix the problem, and the jet plane will fly soon."

Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.


Patient admitted to hospital in UAE after glitch in medical plane

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