Jet2 crew battles in vain for 40 minutes to save passenger

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By Harry Kemble
10/03/2023
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A Jet2 passenger has died on a flight to Britain despite desperate attempts by cabin crew to resuscitate him.

The flight, on Tuesday from Antalya, was forced to make an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport.

Cabin crew tried to communicate with the 44-year-old man, who is believed to have been travelling alone, at around 6.40pm.

However, when he failed to respond, a mid-air emergency was declared near Glasgow, and flight attendants fought to resuscitate him over a 40-minute period.

A passenger told the Daily Record: “We were around 40 minutes away from landing and the next minute, all the cabin crew started running towards the seats behind me.

“A man had been pulled onto the aisle and they were trying to give him mouth-to-mouth.

“People were crying and really shaken up by it. It was really sad.”

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “We can confirm that flight LS110 from Antalya to Glasgow requested a priority landing on Tuesday evening, due to an unresponsive customer onboard.

“Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer passed away. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said officers were made aware of a man taken unwell on a flight around 7.20pm on 7 March.  

“The man was pronounced dead a short time later,” the spokesperson added. “A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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