Woman dies onboard SpiceJet flight, family accuses airline of negligence

The deceased woman's family has filed a complaint of negligence on part of the SpiceJet crew, who allegedly failed to provide medical assistance.

A 34-year-old woman died on a SpiceJet flight, flying from Mumbai to Varanasi, earlier today. She died while the aircraft was airborne, and now her family has alleged negligence on part of the airline.

The deceased woman, Sangeeta, a resident of Varanasi, was flying with her husband and daughter in Flight SG 704. The woman is said to have complained of ill health halfway through the journey and subsequently collapsed.

The family has filed a complaint of negligence on part of the airline crew, who allegedly failed to provide medical assistance.

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Meanwhile, SpiceJet in a statement has rubbished the allegations saying Sangeeta was "attended to by a doctor onboard,".

"A passenger travelling on board SG 704 from Mumbai to Varanasi complained of breathlessness. The passenger was attended to by a doctor onboard and assisted by SpiceJet cabin crew. She was provided with all necessary medical assistance. The captain informed ATC and requested for medical assistance on landing."

Sangeeta was attended at the airport upon landing, and taken to the nearest hospital where she was declared 'brought dead'. A postmortem is to take place to ascertain the exact reason of the death.

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