A tragic incident occurred on a Turkish Airlines flight over the weekend as an 11-year-old girl suddenly fell unconscious. Despite the best efforts of the cabin crew and a doctor on board, the girl was declared deceased after the plane made an emergency landing in Hungary.
First responders in Budapest made attempts to revive the child, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Heartbreakingly, the family of the deceased disembarked the plane in Hungary and the flight continued on to New York City after a four-hour delay.
Turkish Airlines expressed their deepest condolences to the family in a statement and expressed their shared pain. The identity of the child and the exact cause of the medical emergency still remain undisclosed.