A 42-year-old passenger aboard Air India with registration number AI1906, passed away on the 13th June 2020, from Lagos to Mumbai. According to sources, the passenger was seen shivering inside the flight before his health degenerated and he died aboard the flight.
It was also learned that the passenger had informed the Air India crew that he had malaria. Sources said that the crew had provided him with oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe. The flight landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am. Air India has, however, said that the passenger died of natural causes. Denying that the passenger had a fever, Air India said “Our Lagos medical screening team would have detected the same” if that was the case.
Confirming the incident, Air India in a statement said, “A passenger aboard AI1906 of 13th June, 2020, from Lagos to Mumbai passed away due to natural causes today.”
“A doctor on board along with our crew, who are trained to handle such medical emergencies, made a valiant attempt to revive the pax, aged 42, who had suddenly collapsed, through resuscitation etc but all their efforts went in vain”.
He was declared dead on board by the attending doctor,” the Air India said.
It further added,”. The MIAL doctors attended to the pax after the flight landed and after all the procedures were complete, the body was sent to a hospital as per protocol”.
Relatives of the deceased were informed and aircraft taken for full fumigation as per norms”.