Tragically, one of the passengers on a Jet2 aircraft has passed away. The flight headed for Manchester had to make an emergency stop in Newquay on Sunday night. (April 2).
A passenger on a Jet2 flight
The LS756 flight from Tenerife sent out an alert about three hours into the journey because a passenger required medical attention. The passenger, who is believed to be a lady, required immediate medical attention, so the aircraft descended towards Cornwall Airport Newquay.
Passengers who spoke to the Manchester Evening News (MEN) recounted the emotional scenes on board. A passenger told the MEN that a man was escorting a lady he was with to the loo a few hours into the flight. She appeared to be in a terrible situation and was in anguish.
“Cabin staff talked with them, and at one point they had to lay her down where the seats with extra leg room are, which are in front of the doors. How much agony she was experiencing was a question in order to communicate it to the commander again.
She appeared to change direction suddenly. For any medical personnel on board, the cabin workers issued a call. When the aircraft suddenly veered dramatically to the right, it became obvious that something had shifted and we needed to land right away.
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Many people were clearly upset and emotional as a result of what was happening. When she collapsed, they began conducting CPR and had oxygen and a defibrillator on board. Before we touched down in Newquay, they continued doing this for about an hour.
“When we landed, the air ambulance and a second ambulance were waiting. They quickly got the steps and carried her out of the side of the plane on a scoop stretcher.”
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Police spoke with Jet2 employees, according to passengers who spoke to the MEN, as the aircraft refuelled. Then, it lifted off once more and landed in Manchester around ten o’clock. The South West Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police have been contacted by the MEN for feedback.
According to a Jet2 spokesperson, the customer on board yesterday evening’s flight LS756 from Tenerife to Manchester required medical care, so the plane was diverted to Cornwall Airport Newquay.
We regret to announce that we are able to corroborate the customer’s passing. In this extremely trying moment, we are thinking of the customer’s family and friends. Thank you to our crew and other passengers who helped out aboard, we would like to say.
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