Man dies on Jet2 flight after pilot makes emergency landing

The man became unresponsive on a flight from Antalya (Picture: PA)

A man has died on board a Jet2 plane taking holidaymakers from Turkey to Glasgow.

The 44-year-old took ill during an evening flight leaving Antalya on Tuesday, and became unresponsive.

After the pilot made a priority landing at Glasgow Airport, the man was pronounced dead.

A passenger on the flight told the Daily Record: ‘We were around 40 minutes away from landing and the next minute, all the cabin crew started running toward the seats behind me.

‘A man had been pulled onto the aisle and they were trying to give him mouth-to-mouth.’

They said their fellow passengers were ‘crying and really shaken up by it’, adding: ‘it was really sad’.

A spokesperson for Jet2 said: ‘We can confirm that Flight LS110 from Antalya to Glasgow requested a priority landing on Tuesday evening, due to an unresponsive customer onboard.

‘Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer passed away.

‘Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time.’

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘We were made aware around 7.20pm on Tuesday, 7 March of a 44-year-old man taking unwell on board a flight which had arrived at Glasgow Airport.

‘The man was pronounced dead a short time later.

‘A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.’

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