A passenger flying onboard an EasyJet flight from Cyprus to London Gatwick Airport died on Thursday, November 17, according to reports.
A middle-aged passenger died onboard EasyJet flight EZY8454 from Paphos to London Gatwick, a statement from EasyJet said.
According to The Daily Star, fellow passengers became worried when the man, aged in his 50s and believed to have been travelling alone, was unresponsive to people trying to wake him.
When the cabin crew tried to wake him it became clear that the man was unconscious.
The staff onboard the flight called for a doctor or paramedic but no one was able to help, the news outlet noted.
So the cabin crew began desperate attempts to resuscitate the dark-haired passenger using a defibrillator, however, despite their best efforts, the man was unable to be revived.
The EasyJet EZY8454 departed from Cyprus’ Paphos Airport at 12.20 pm (GMT) and the cabin crew were alerted to the situation at around 3.40 pm (GMT).
A medical emergency was declared by the captain at 4.28 pm (GMT) who called for all passengers to ‘treat the dead man with dignity’.
Paramedics boarded the plane at London Gatwick and pronounced the man dead.
An EasyJet spokesperson said: “EasyJet can confirm that sadly a passenger died onboard flight EZY8454 from Paphos to London Gatwick on 17 November.
“The well-being of our passengers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority. Our crew are trained to respond to medical issues and did all possible during the flight.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the customer and we are offering support and assistance at this difficult time.”
A fellow passenger was full of praise for the EasyJet staff, telling the tabloid newspaper: “The team handled the situation with extraordinary composure and professionalism.”
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