During a flight to the UK, a man passes away as the crew attempted CPR, leaving scared passengers in tears


A man died on a Jet2 flight after a desperate crew attempted CPR on him for 40 minutes.

On Tuesday, March 7, the shocking incident occurred on a flight from Antalya, Turkey, to Glasgow Airport in Scotland.

He had complained about feeling ill, and when he “didn’t wake up,” emergency action was taken.

A crew member performed CPR on the unidentified 44-year-old for 40 minutes, but he could not be revived, and a mid-air emergency was declared at around 6.40pm.

He was thought to have been the only passenger on the flight.

“We were about 40 minutes away from landing when all the cabin crew started running toward the seats behind me,” an anonymous flight passenger said.

“A man was dragged onto the aisle, and they were attempting to give him mouth-to-mouth.

“The pilot came on to inform us we were going to have to do an emergency landing due to a medical incident on-board, and we had to land with all our cabin lights on – it was quite scary because you know that is quite dangerous.

“At the same time, they were still down there trying to resuscitate the man.

“People were crying and shaken by it; it was very sad.”

When the plane touched down, paramedics boarded it, according to the passenger.

They did, however, commend Jet2 employees for being “professional and respectful” during the incident.

Jet2 has confirmed the incident took place, and said that their “thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time”.

“We were made aware around 7.20pm on Tuesday, March 7 of a 44-year-old man becoming ill on board a flight that had arrived at Glasgow Airport,” a Police Scotland spokesperson said.

“A short time later, the man was pronounced dead.”


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