Emirates passenger dies after being found unconscious on Lagos flight

Cabin crew found the passenger unconscious in her seat on board flight EK783 on December 15
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By Staff writer
Mon 18 Dec 2017 02:43 PM

A passenger on an Emirates flight from Dubai to Lagos in Nigeria has died, the airline has confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Dubai-based carrier said cabin crew found the passenger unconscious in her seat on board flight EK783 on December 15, as the flight was preparing for descent.

Crew consulted doctors on board the flight and on the ground via Emirates’ Medlink system, but the passenger was unresponsive, a statement said.

It added that upon arrival in Lagos, the medical authorities on ground declared that the passenger had sadly passed away.

"Emirates expresses condolences to the family,” the spokesperson said.

At the time of filing this report, the cause of her death could not be ascertained, local media added.

Earlier this month, a passenger died after falling ill during an Emirates flight from London to Dubai.

Emirates flight EK30 was diverted to Kuwait due to a passenger being "unresponsive".

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