© Cornwall Airport Newquay Press Image

An unidentified passenger has reportedly passed away on a Jet2 flight from Tenerife to Manchester, forcing the aircraft to divert to Newquay airport.

On Sunday, at about 5pm, the plane touched down at Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY) because someone on board needed medical assistance.

Alarming For Passengers

A fellow traveller relayed how attempts were made to revive a passenger while the plane was still in the air.

The cabin crew put out an announcement for any medical staff on board to offer assistance, telling Manchester Evening News. “Then the plane took a very dramatic veer to the right and it was clear something had changed and we needed to land straight away.”

“Quite a few people were visibly upset and emotional by what was going on. She passed out, and they had oxygen on board and a defibrillator on board and started performing CPR. They did this for around an hour until we landed at Newquay.”

Jet2 flights lined up on runway
Members of the cabin crew performed CPR on her for 40 minutes. © Jet2.com

Jet2 Flight Diverted Early On

Before 2 o’clock, the plane took off from Tenerife airport and shortly after, it abruptly changed course, landing in Newquay at about 5pm.

According to a Jet2 representative, LS756 from Tenerife to Manchester was diverted to Cornwall Airport Newquay on Sunday evening (2nd April) because a passenger needed medical assistance. Members of the cabin crew performed CPR on her for 40 minutes, according to the Daily Record. An unnamed passenger also claimed that the cabin crew members gave the passenger mouth-to-mouth and made frantic attempts to revive her.

A report from the airline says,

“Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer has sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time. We would like to express our thanks to our crew, as well as other customers who provided assistance onboard.”

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