from Atlanta to Lagos on Monday died onboard.
The airlines’ crew, according to
the airlines, found the deceased unresponsive before landing.
The development, however, caused other passengers to be delayed onboard
for about two hours and unable to disembark after arriving at Murtala Muhammed
International Airport, Lagos.
officials evacuate the deceased passenger.
upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away.
time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will not release additional
information,” the statement read in part.
flight between the carrier’s base in Atlanta in the United States and Murtala
Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
unprofessional to disclose the identity of the passenger without informing the
Airport, the airport clinic was alerted of the incident about an hour before
the arrival of the flight.
the airport at exactly 3:34 p.m.
the airport clinic proceeded on board the aircraft to ascertain the condition
of the passenger.
with another doctor, a passenger aboard the aircraft simply identified as
Lawal, who confirmed the sick passenger was dead before arriving the country.
a confused state, and could only say his first name (Felix) before he collapsed
and was confirmed dead at 8:17 a.m. in flight.”
airport clinic also ascertained and confirmed the passenger dead in the
presence of the station manager of the airline, Mr. Omeiza, senior aviation
security officers and other senior staff of the Federal Airports Authority of
body at exactly 4:59 p.m. but as of the time of filing this report, the body was
still at the base station awaiting the necessary documentation and arrival of
family members before evacuation to the morgue.