Kenya Airways announce a second onboard death, as a passenger who was onboard one of their flights from Kenya to New York to Nairobi died. This unfortunate incident comes only 9 days after the airline had confirmed another onboard death of a passenger who was also on a Nairobi – New York flight on August 22nd.
What happened on the Kenya Airways flight?
On Friday, the airline released a statement that explained that the passenger who was aboard KQ002 Kenya Airways flight died on September 2nd, 2022 at 6:30 am. The flight departed from Nairobi on September 1st, 2022 at 11:55 pm. According to Kenya Airways, the individual was found unresponsive mid-flight on the vessel and was later pronounced dead after test results. The airline, also known as KQ, has shared its utmost concerns and condolences to both the passenger’s family and those who were on board the tragic flight.
“We convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and sincerely apologise to our other guests for the inconvenience.”
Second Time Running
This is not the first time that the airline has been in the firing line, as just under two weeks ago another onboard death was announced. The departed, named Peterson Njuguna Mwangi, was similarly on board a Nairobi – New York flight when he suddenly became breathless. The flight was more than 7 hours in before the passenger began experiencing fatal breathing difficulties. In an attempt to save his life, the medical team was forced to divert the flight destination from Jowo Kenyatta International Airport to Morocco so that he could be medically attended to immediately, though sadly this was unsuccessful.
Though both of these deaths seem to be coincidental, it is hard to ignore how close in time these incidents were. The questions that remain unanswered are: is Kenya Airways at fault at all in either of these situations? And most importantly, will the airline be able to survive through this difficult time? Our condolences go to both of the departed friends and families.
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