Dubai airline Emirates has confirmed the death of a passenger on its regular Amsterdam service on Monday morning.
Flight EK147 turned around about 20 minutes after take off from Dubai International Airport yesterday following a medical emergency, the A380fanclub Twitter account reported.
Only some 20 minutes into her flight, A380 EDK as EK147 returned to DXB with medical emergency https://t.co/y0BoUV1GBq
— A380 fanclub (@a380fanclub) April 9, 2018
Emirates said in a statement confirming the incident that the A380 was met by medical services on its return to Dubai but “sadly, the passenger passed away”.
The flight re-departed at 1:00pm Dubai time, a delay of around five hours.
“Emirates offers our condolences to the family of the deceased, and apologises any inconvenience caused to our passengers for the delay,” the airline said.