In an unfortunate turn of events, a child died aboard a Munich-bound flight earlier this week, Gulf News reported on Wednesday.
The cause of death, as well as the age and identity of the deceased, are yet to be confirmed.
In a statement to Gulf News, the airline said:
"Emirates can confirm that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted on 10 October 2017 to Kuwait International Airport due to a medical emergency.
The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground."
After expressing its condolences to the late child's family, Emirates explained that the flight eventually continued onto Munich, Germany, arriving 2.5 hours behind schedule.
The statement did not mention the cause of death, nor the gender, age, or nationality of the child.