Tragedy Strikes Mid-Air: Jet2 Flight Diverted After In-Flight Death

A Jet2 flight was forced to divert to Cork Airport after the discovery of a deceased passenger in the aircraft's lavatory. The flight, LS918, had departed from Tenerife and was en route to Manchester when the incident occurred.

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Passengers on board the flight noticed that a man had been in the toilet for an extended period and alerted the cabin crew. Despite the best efforts of the highly-trained crew who intervened promptly, the passenger unfortunately passed away. Jet2 confirmed the incident in a statement, expressing their condolences to the deceased's family and friends.

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The statement read, "Regrettably, we can confirm that a customer sadly passed away, despite the best efforts of our highly-trained crew who intervened as soon as they became aware. This was an extremely difficult situation for our crew and we would like to thank them for their efforts. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time." It is understood that the man suffered a cardiac arrest. His body has since been transported to a mortuary in Cork.

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Upon the plane's landing shortly after 7.30pm, emergency services, GardaĆ­, and Cork Airport police were all present to provide assistance. A spokesperson for Cork Airport confirmed their involvement and praised the swift response of all parties involved. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by airline crews who are trained to respond to a wide range of emergencies, even those as grave as this. Our thoughts are with the deceased's family during this difficult time.

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