Thursday, 3 December 2015

Man dies aboard Arik Air plane

A middle-aged passenger, yesterday, died aboard an Arik Air flight from Owerri to Lagos. The man, who boarded the flight from Owerri, was confirmed dead at the Lagos airport when his body was brought down from the aircraft after he failed to disembark with other passengers.

The deceased was said to be in the company of his relative and started showing signs of discomfort midway into the flight.
Confirming the incidence, spokesman of Arik Air, Mr Adebanji Ola said in a statement that: “A middle-aged man aboard Arik Air’s Owerri-Lagos flight was this afternoon confirmed dead by doctors on arrival at the Lagos airport.
“The passenger boarded the flight from Owerri in the company of a relative. He started showing signs of uneasiness midway into the flight.
“The body of the man has been deposited in the mortuary by the Police while investigation into the immediate cause of death is ongoing.”

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