A 39 year old female passenger this morning died on-board an Arik Air flight from Port-Harcourt to Lagos.
The unfortunate incident occurred on her way to Lagos on referral to the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital before she developed complications during the flight and died.
It was learnt that she was attended to by on-board medical personnel who were passengers, but they could not save her life.
Arik Air confirmed the death later this evening in a statement by the airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola.
Ola explained in the statement that: “A female passenger on board Arik Air’s Port Harcourt-Lagos flight was confirmed dead on arrival this morning by medical personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1, Ikeja, Lagos.”
He said “the lady boarded the flight from Port Harcourt in company of her husband and cousin. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained.”
The body of the dead passenger has been deposited at an undisclosed morgues in Lagos