Flight Diverted After Brit Passenger Dies

A British passenger has died of a suspected heart attack on a TAP Air Portugal flight from London to Lisbon.

The flight had to make an emergency landing at Santiago de Compostela Airport in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region after the man was found to be unconscious.

Staff at the airport notified the emergency services and paramedics were dispatched to the scene before the plane touched down.

After the flight landed, the medical staff tried to revive the man, but their efforts were in vain and he was pronounced dead at around 9.30pm on 6th May.

His initials were given as I. S. Y. and he was 71 years old. No further details about him were reported.

Santiago de Compostela airport where the plane from the Portuguese company TAP had to land, after a passenger of British origin died during a flight, allegedly suffering a heart attack in May 2022. (Newsflash)

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