Tragic Newcastle-bound passenger died on board

AN EasyJet passenger, who received treatment on board a flight from Alicante to Newcastle on New Year’s Day, died before it had landed.

The budget airline said medical assistance had been provided, and cabin crew had also asked for emergency crews to

stand-by upon landing. But the man was already dead when the plane touched down.

Newcastle-based paper Chronicle Live reported that the deceased was 63 years old.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “EasyJet can confirm that a passenger was taken ill aboard flight EZY6418, from Alicante to Newcastle on 1st January.

“Medical assistance was provided on board, and the crew requested paramedics to attend upon landing to provide further medical assistance. However, the passenger passed away, sadly.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the passenger, and we are offering support and assistance at this difficult time.

“The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is our highest priority.”


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