NEW DELHI — A Chandigarh-bound Indigo flight from Mumbai was forced to land at Sanganer airport here on Thursday after an elderly woman suffered a cardiac arrest on board.
The woman identified as Sitalaxmi Menon, who is in her late 60s, is being treated at a private hospital near the airport and the flight left for Chandigarh after the brief halt, the airport director J S Balhara told PTI.
The captain of the flight 6E495 informed the ATC about the medical emergency so the plane was landed, he said.Follow @gorkhapost
Huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village Innaarsuit, prompting tsunami fears
An iceberg the size of a hill has drifted close to a tiny village on the western coast of Greenland, causing fear that it could swamp the settlement with a tsunami if it calves.
Video posted on social media on Thursday shows the iceberg towering over houses on a promontory in the village of Innaarsuit, when a massive chunk of ice slides off into the water sending big waves towards the village.
A danger zone close to the coast has been evacuated and people have been moved further up a steep slope where the settlement lies, a Greenland police spokesman said.
“We can feel the concern among the residents. We are used to big icebergs, but we haven’t seen such a big one before,” Susanna Eliassen, a member of the village council in Innaarsuit, told KNR.
The government and police are on high alert and have moved a search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter closer to the remote village with about 170 inhabitants.
Last summer, four people died after waves swamped a settlement in northwestern Greenland.Follow @gorkhapost