A 72-year-old male passenger on Air Peace Calabar-Abuja Flight P47182, died onboard on Saturday, August 1 while the flight was airborne.
According to sources, the deceased who had a case of Paralegia due to spinal injury since 2019 , was on his way to Abuja for a further medical check-up when he died.
Port health officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport certified him dead upon the plane’s arrival at the airport. They ruled out claims that his death is COVID-19 related.
.The deceased who was escorted to the airport by his daughter, according to information made available , was certified fit to fly by the Port Health at the Calabar airport .
When the flight landed at the Abuja airport, his remains was removed from the aircraft by officials of Port Health for other necessary protocols.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of Air Peace, Stanley Olise who said that the deceased was certified fit to fly before embarking on the flight.
“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,” he disclosed.