By Gbenga Abulude
A 72 year-old man has died onboard an Air Peace flight from Calabar to Abuja airport.
The elderly man was on his way to Abuja for his medical check-up for paraplegic, due to a spinal cord injury which happened since 2019. Sadly, he died before he could disembark from the flight in Abuja.
Spokesman of Air Peace, Mr. Stanley Olisa has confirmed the incident. He however noted that officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) confirmed the deceased as fit to fly before boarding the flight.
Stanley stated that that the health condition of the deceased deteriorated aboard the flight.
“The passenger was certified fit to fly by FAAN officials at the airport before he was allowed to fly. But, he developed a medical condition in-flight.
“On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja, we urgently notified officials of Port Health Service at the airport 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,” Mr Olisa added
The flight was said to have landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in the afternoon at 3pm.