A passenger, on Monday, collapsed and died onboard an Airlink flight from South Africa to Zimbabwe.
ZimLive reports that the deceased who was one of the passengers on an Airlink Embraer 170-100LR plane, travelling from South-Africa to Bulawayo, collapsed and died mid-way into the flight.
The body of the deceased was removed by health personnel after the plane landed at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.
Confirming the mid-flight death, airport manager, Passmore Dewa, told the publication:
“I confirm that we had an unfortunate incident where a male passenger died mid-air, which was confirmed once the plane landed. We will get reports from the airline, law enforcement and also health authorities into the incident which will answer questions over how the passenger died.”
The airline company also confirmed the sad incident and extended its heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the loved ones of the deceased.
“Airlink sadly confirms that a customer passed away while onboard flight 4Z110 from Johannesburg to Bulawayo today. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the customer’s loved ones,” the company tweeted.