11 Nov 2017 - 20:10
Qatar Airways diverts Trivandrum-Doha flight to Goa as pilot falls ill
By The Peninsula Online
Doha: The Qatar Airways flight from Trivandrum, India, to Doha was diverted to Indian state of Goa as the pilot fell ill midway through the flight. The flight was landed at the Goa International airport by the First Officer.
According to statement from the airline “Flight QR507 TRV-DOH was diverted to Goa International Airport early this morning. One hour and forty minutes after departure from Trivandrum International Airport, our pilot fell ill.”
Qatar Airways send a relief aircraft to Goa to fetch the passengers and the flight landed at the Hamad international Airport at around 18:27 as per information available at the airline’s website.
“As per Qatar Airways procedure in these instances, the aircraft was diverted to the nearest airport, Goa International airport, where our well trained First Officer landed the aircraft safely shortly before 07.00 local time.
“The safety, comfort and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is our utmost priority, and we have sent a relief aircraft to Goa to accommodate all passengers on a new flight to Doha, Which is due to land at 17:30 local time,” the statement published added.
Statement on QR507 TRV - DOH pic.twitter.com/U3T0mBt6Dp— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) November 11, 2017