Flight P47182 of an Air Peace airline from Calabar to Abuja on Friday recorded death of a 72-year-old male passenger on board.
Some investigations show that the deceased had a case of paraplegia due to spinal injury since 2019 and was travelling for medical check-up in Abuja.
Unfortunately for him, 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, the Air Peace’s spokesman, confirmed the incident but insisted that the deceased was certified fit to fly.
According to him, “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,”.