A 72-year-old man travelling to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Saturday, August 1 died aboard an Air Peace flight P47182.
Reports revealed that the man had boarded the plane from Calabar, the capital city of Cross River heading to Abuja for a medical check-up before the unforeseen circumstance occurred.
Naija News learnt that the aged man had been on medication before embarking on the journey which he never returned. His death was confirmed a few moments ago by a Port Health official, who revealed that the passenger had no pulse upon the plane’s arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday.
According to THE PUNCH, the deceased was escorted to the terminal by his daughter, and as well cleared by Port Health officials at the Calabar airport to fly as he shows no symptoms that warrant restriction of flying. Speaking on the incident, Air Peace’s spokesman, Mr Stanley Olisa, via telephone told newsmen that, “Yes, I can confirm it. He was certified fit to fly. He was a 72-year-old man. He was accompanied by his daughter. He was given medical clearance. It is not a COVID-19 related case. He was going to Abuja for a check-up. He was on medication. The aircraft was decontaminated immediately.”
Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that a 20ft container has fallen off a moving truck at Ilasa, along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, killing two FAAN staff and others after landing on a commuter bus.
A report monitored on Vanguard by Naija News, says eight passengers, among them two staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN were killed while others who managed to jump out of the bus sustained varying degrees of injuries.