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Family visit turns tragic : 24-year-old Indian woman dies on Qantas flight from Melbourne to New Delhi

Manpreet worked at Australia Post and aspired to become a chef, was on her way to visit family in India after four years

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 01st 2024 04:49 PM
Family visit turns tragic : 24-year-old Indian woman dies on Qantas flight from Melbourne to New Delhi

Family visit turns tragic : 24-year-old Indian woman dies on Qantas flight from Melbourne to New Delhi

Family visit turns tragic : In a heartbreaking turn of events, a family visit turned tragic as a 24-year-old Indian woman died aboard a Qantas flight from Melbourne to New Delhi while en route to visit her family in India.

The incident unfolded on June 20 when a 24-year-old Indian woman, identified as Manpreet Kaur was preparing for takeoff to India to visit her family in India. 


According to reports, Manpreet felt unwell prior to boarding but managed to get on the flight. Shortly after attempting to fasten her seatbelt, she collapsed and passed away before medical assistance could reach her.

“When she got on the plane, she was struggling to put her seatbelt on. Just before her flight started, she fell in front of her seat and died on the spot,'' her friend Gurdip Grewal told the media. 

As per the statement of Manpreet’s friends and loved ones, Manpreet  worked at Australia Post and aspired to become a chef, was on her way to visit family in India after four years. 

Her sudden death has deeply affected her friends and community. 

Gurdip Grewal, a friend of Manpreet, launched a GoFundMe campaign to support her family during this difficult time.

''Hi, my name is Gurdip Grewal and I'm fundraising for Manpreet Kaur. She was a student from my village and going home. She died in a plane during take-off at Melbourne Airport.

“Our dear friend Manpreet left us too soon, leaving a void in our lives that can never be filled. As we grieve her passing, we want to come together to honour her memory and support her family in their time of need. As we say our final goodbyes, every contribution, big or small, brings us closer to our goal. Your support means the world to us and Manpreet's family,'' Gurdip Grewal wrote . 

Victoria Police are preparing a report for the coroner to determine the exact cause of her death. Qantas expressed condolences, stating their thoughts are with Manpreet's family and loved ones.


- With inputs from agencies

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