Man dies on SIA flight from New Delhi

A male passenger died yesterday on board a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from New Delhi, India, to Singapore.

The Straits Times understands that the 34-year-old passenger was an Indian national.

He was on board Flight SQ403 which landed at Changi Airport at around 5.15am yesterday, and is believed to have died after he had fainted on the plane.

Police said yesterday they were investigating.

An SIA spokesman confirmed the death, but said it was unable to share any details because of privacy concerns. It extended condolences to the family.

The spokesman said there were about 270 passengers and 15 crew members on board the flight. The plane was not diverted.

Police said they received a call for assistance at about 5.45am yesterday.

They added that doctors on board the flight had pronounced the man dead.

Last month, a 58-year-old passenger died on a Tigerair flight from Chiang Mai.

He was travelling with family members back to Singapore on Flight TR2177, when he collapsed on board.

The pilot diverted the plane to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok for medical help, but the man could not be saved.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2016, with the headline 'Man dies on SIA flight from New Delhi'. Print Edition | Subscribe