Riyadh: A two-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arrival in a hospital, a provincial police official said.
Flight 35, which left Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at 6.45am local time on Tuesday and was bound for Washington, DC, landed shortly before noon ET at the St John’s International Airport, in Newfoundland, due to a medical emergency.
Upon landing the toddler was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead, James Cadigan, an officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, said.
The province’s office of the chief medical examiner will determine the cause of death, although it is not believed to be suspicious, Cadigan said.
Police declined to release details about the toddler’s family. The flight continued onto Washington after the unscheduled landing.