Again, Delta Airline US Passenger Dies On Arrival At Lagos Airport
A 75-year-old man Delta Airline passenger from the United States (name withheld) has died at the Lagos airport in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Globaltimesng understands.
Sources revealed that the man arrived in the country on Monday via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, aboard a flight operated by Delta Air from the United States of America.
Sources at the Lagos Airport told Channels Television that the man died shortly after the aircraft touched down and taxied to the finger for passengers to disembark and move into the airport terminal.
The airport sources said further that the deceased passenger was suspected to have suffered a prolonged underlining ailment before embarking on the flight.
The sources said the reactions of his family members who came to receive the corpse showed they suspected that he would be brought to the country dead.
His remains were said to have been deposited in a hospital morgue.
No further detail has been obtained from the airline regarding the development.
This is not the first time a Delta Airline US passenger would die onboard. Globaltimesng recalls that a passenger on Delta Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta to Lagos on March 12, 2019, died onboard. The airlines’ crew, according to the airlines, found the deceased unresponsive before landing.
The development, however, caused other passengers to be delayed onboard for about two hours and unable to disembark after arriving at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The delay, it was learnt, was to enable medical officials evacuate the deceased passenger.