A 72-year-old man has died onboard an Air Peace flight P47182 en route Abuja from Calabar.
It was gathered that the deceased had been on medication and was travelling to Abuja for a medical examination when the incident occurred.
His death was confirmed by a Port Health Official, who stated that the passenger had no pulse upon the plane’s arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
It was reported that the deceased was escorted to the airport by his daughter, and cleared by Port Health Officials at the Calabar airport to fly.
The incident was confirmed by a top official at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria.
“You have to get the details from the aircraft . He did not die on the terminal , he died on the aircraft ,” the official said as he refused to give further details.
The incident was also confirmed by Air Peace’s spokesman, Stanley Olisa.
“Yes , I can confirm it. He was certified fit to fly . He was a 72 – year -old man . He was accompanied by his daughter . He was given medical clearance . It is not a COVID – 19 related case . He was going to Abuja for a check -up . He was on medication . The aircraft was decontaminated immediately .” Air Peace Spokesman told PUNCH.