A 57-year-old male passenger identified as Albert Nnadi, was on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 confirmed dead aboard an Arik Air flight heading towards Lagos State from Owerri airport in Imo State.
Nnadi was said to have been found dead at the point when passengers were disembarking the flight at the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport Terminal One in Lagos State.
The deceased, who was accompanied by one of his relatives, identified as Damien Nwachukwu, was said to be traveling to Lagos State to seek medical assistance on obesity but unfortunately couldn’t make it.
The incident was confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen by Arik Air’s Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji.
The statement said the passenger boarded the flight from Owerri in the company of a relative, adding that he started showing signs of uneasiness midway into the flight.
Adebanji said: “The body of the man has been deposited in the mortuary by the Police, while investigation into the immediate cause of death is ongoing.”