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Woman sees 63-year-old husband blackout during flight to Cyprus but discovers later he had died

The passenger's wife saw that he was not regaining consciousness and alerted the crew, who informed authorities upon landing
UPDATED SEP 29, 2022
(Representational image, Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
(Representational image, Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

PAPHOS, CYPRUS: A British passenger was found dead during a flight from the UK to Cyprus on Wednesday, September 28. Local authorities confirmed the news on Thursday, September 29. 

The 63-year-old passenger's wife alerted the flight crew after she found him unconscious and he did not come to, on a flight to the city of Paphos on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island. Upon landing in Paphos, he was rushed to Paphos General Hospital at 11pm local time. However, doctors there confirmed that he was dead before even arriving. The identity of the passenger has not been disclosed.


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Local police sources revealed that they were not considering any kind of criminal or suspicious activity in connection with the passenger's death. "We can confirm that he passed away during the flight but at the moment there's not much more we can say," a local police source told Cyprus Mail.

On the same night at Paphos airport, a 73-year-old woman was grievously injured after she fell from the plane's ladder while disembarking at the airport. She sustained a head injury, broken collarbone, and broken ribs. Paramedics rushed her to a local hospital. Doctors said that she was in critical condition. As per authorities, the woman had arrived from Glasgow. 

Earlier in September, Kenya Airways confirmed that a passenger died on a flight to New York from Nairobi on September 2 around 6.30 am. The identity of the passenger was not disclosed by the authorities. The incident happened on board flight KQ002. "A passenger was found to be unresponsive," an airlines spox said, adding, "Upon further medical examination, personnel confirmed that the passenger had passed away. The flight departed Nairobi per schedule on Thursday, September 1 at 11.55 pm." In a similar incident, on August 22, flight KQ003 made an emergency landing in Casablanca, where Moroccan medical personnel tried to help but found that a Kenyan passenger, was unresponsive. "On arrival in Casablanca, medical personnel at the airport found the passenger unresponsive and was confirmed to have passed away," an official statement reads.