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Panic as passenger dies mid-air on Abuja flight

A male passenger yesterday on Air Peace Calabar-Abuja Flight P47182, died onboard while the flight was airborne.

According to sources from the Margret Ekpo Int’l airport, Calabar, the deceased has a case of paraplegia and was on his way to Abuja for a check up.

He became very sick mid-flight and upon arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Port Health official checked him and confirmed that he was dead.

Stanley Olise, Air peace Spokesman, confirmed the incident, he also said the the deceased was certified fit to fly.


“The passenger was certified fit to fly by Port Health officials in Calabar before boarding our aircraft; but the passenger developed a medical condition in-flight.”

“On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja, we urgently notified the Port Health officials who confirmed the death and took the remains of the passenger to the hospital for the necessary protocols. Air Peace has thoroughly decontaminated its aircraft and Port Health is on top of the situation,” Olise said.

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