A yet to be identified 42-year-old passenger on board an Air India evacuation flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos to Mumbai, India, has reportedly died on Sunday under unusual circumstances.
Following reports from India Today TV, the passenger was seen shivering inside the flight passenger aboard flight AI1906 of 13 June this year.
When inquired, the passenger was said to have told the Air India crew that he had malaria, the crew of the flight provided him oxygen as he struggled to breathe.
According to the statement from the Airline, the passenger, who was also bleeding from his mouth, slumped and passed on aboard the flight.
The flight landed at the Mumbai airport at 3:40am on Sunday as reported. Air India further denied that the passenger had fever. “The passenger died of natural causes. Our Lagos medical screening team would have detected the same if that was the case”.
“A doctor on board along with our crew, who are trained to handle such medical emergencies, made a valiant attempt to revive the pax who had suddenly collapsed through resuscitation etc, but all their efforts went in vain”, the statement read.
It added: “He was declared dead on board by the attending doctor. The MIAL doctors attended to the pax after the flight landed and after all the procedures were completed, the body was sent to a hospital as per protocol.”
Relatives of the deceased were said to have been informed and the aircraft taken for full fumigation as per norms according to the statement.Follow us on social media