KLM pilot "a hero" for emergency landing after child's heart attack

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KLM flight KL835 from Amsterdam to Singapore made an emergency landing in Bucharest, Romania late on Sunday night after a young child fell ill on the plane. According to Theo Nabuurs, who was on board, the child had a heart attack. He calls the pilot "a hero" on Twitter, saying that his actions saved a life.

"The child seems to have had a cardiac arrest. A doctor on board got the child conscious again using medical equipment", Nabuurs, better known as DJ Mental Theo, said to RTL Nieuws, adding that the child's condition did not improve. "The captain decided to find a safe airport for medical help as quickly as possible". According to him, the latest update from the cockpit stated that mother and child are doing well and will stay in a hospital in Romania.

The flight took off again just after midnight to continue its journey to Singapore.

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