Oman Air flight diverted to Riyadh on medical emergency, passenger dies

Observer Online

Oman Air said its flight number WY674 enroute to Muscat from Jeddah was diverted to Riyadh after a passenger developed a medical condition. “The captain decided to land the flight at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the nearest airport given the emergency. Medical assistance duly coordinated prior to arrival at the airport. Oman Air crew did everything they could, but sadly, the guest succumbed after arrival,” the statement said. As many as 197 passengers were on board the Airbus 330 aircraft.