Jet2 flight diverts to Newquay as crew attempt to save dying passenger

By Harry Kemble
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A Jet2 flight from Tenerife to Manchester diverted to Newquay on Sunday (2 April) in an attempt to save a passenger, who later died.

Witnesses on board flight LS756 told how the woman was given oxygen and CPR after she passed out.

An ambulance crew were waiting for the plane when it landed at Newquay Airport at 5.45pm, according to passengers.  

One witness told Manchester Evening News: “A few hours into the flight a man was helping a woman he was with to the bathroom. She looked to be in quite a state and was in distress.

“Cabin crew had a chat with them and at one point they had to lay her down in front of the doors where the seats with extra leg room are.

“She was being asked how much pain she was in so that they could relay it back to the captain. She seemed to take a sudden turn.”

The passenger added: “She passed out. They had oxygen on board and a defibrillator on board and started performing CPR. They did for around an hour until we landed at Newquay.”

An air ambulance and a second ambulance were waiting at the airport when the plane landed and the woman exited the plane on a scoop stretcher, witnesses added.

Police reportedly talked to Jet2 staff at Newquay airport as the plane refuelled. It later took off again, landing in Manchester at around 10pm.

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Flight LS756 from Tenerife to Manchester diverted to Cornwall Airport Newquay on Sunday evening, due to a customer requiring medical attention.

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

“We would like to express our thanks to our crew, as well as other customers who provided assistance onboard.”

Top picture shows a Jet2 flight landing at Manchester Airport last year

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