A pilot is being hailed as a hero for conducting an emergency landing after a baby boy had a ‘heart attack’ on board.
The KLM flight from Amsterdam to Singapore was around three hours into the 13 hour trip on Sunday when the captain conducted the unplanned landing in Bucharest, Romania, for ‘medical reasons’.
A baby on board allegedly went into cardiac arrest during the flight and although a doctor on the aeroplane treated him, his condition did not improve, local media reported.
Speaking to RTL Nieuws, Netherlands DJ Mental Theo, who was a passenger on the flight, said: ‘The child seemed to have had a cardiac arrest. A doctor on board got the child conscious again using medical equipment.
‘The captain decided to find a safe airport for medical help as quickly as possible.’