Hyderabad: Tragedy struck an Emirati family mid-air when a 19-year-old boy died due to a heart attack aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to Bangkok forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

According to Emirates airline, flight EK 374 was diverted to Hyderabad due to a medical emergency in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Police officials at Hyderabad airport said an Emirates flight made an emergency landing after a 19-year-old passenger suffering from obesity and on his way to Bangkok for treatment suffered a heart attack.

The youngster was declared dead by the doctors from Apollo Clinic at Hyderabad airport.

The young man weighed 170 kg, the medical team said. The flight left for Bangkok at 6.10 am. Sources said the body was to be flown back to Dubai on Tuesday evening by another flight.