British passenger, 63, is found dead by his wife on board a flight from the UK to Cyprus
- Tourist passed out on a flight from Britain to Paphos yesterday
- His wife noticed and alerted the crew and he was rushed to hospital after landing.
- But doctors were only able to declare him dead upon arrival at the hospital.
A British passenger was found dead by his wife on board a UK flight to Cyprus.
The 63-year-old tourist lost consciousness on the flight to the city of Paphos on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island.
He never regained consciousness and his wife on the same flight alerted the crew.
The 63-year-old tourist lost consciousness on the flight to the city of Paphos on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island (in the photo: Paphos airport)
He was rushed to Paphos General Hospital by ambulance upon landing at 11pm local time yesterday.
But doctors at the hospital could only declare him dead on arrival.
A police source told the Cyprus Post: ‘We can confirm that he died during the flight but at the moment there is not much more we can say.’
They added that they are not considering any criminal activity or anything suspicious about the death.
At the same airport last night, a 73-year-old woman traveling from Glasgow was seriously injured when she fell from the plane’s stairs on arrival.
She was rushed to the hospital in serious condition with a head injury, broken collarbone and broken ribs.
Doctors say he is not in any danger despite the horrific injuries.