By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 May 2013 • 7:18
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AN 82 year old woman died moments before her flight home to Glasgow was due to take off.
The woman became unwell after boarding the Glasgow-bound Jet2 plane in Palma, Mallorca.
Airline cabin crew, who had been preparing for take off, attempted to resuscitate the passenger. But she died a short time later.
It is understood the woman, who has not yet been named, had been travelling home from a holiday with a female family member and that she was feeling unwell before boarding the flight.
A passenger said “The crew lay her down in the aisle and people began doing compressions on her.
“Someone brought a defibrillator and they tried to bring her back to life.
“Then they covered her up with blankets.
“There was a woman walking up and down the aisle crying because she was shocked.”
The plane was evacuated as the woman’s body was taken by paramedics to a local hospital.
The passenger added, “When we came off the plane we were told what had happened.
“Other passengers said they’d heard that the woman had been unwell before the flight.”
The flight, which was due to take off at noon on Saturday was delayed by around two hours 50 minutes.
A spokeswoman for Jet2 said, “Sadly, an 82-year-old passenger passed away shortly after boarding the flight from Palma to Glasgow.
“Spanish authorities are now dealing with this incident.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said, “We can confirm the death of a British national on May 4 in Palma, Spain.
“We are providing consular assistance at this difficult time.”
The cause of death has not yet been revealed by Spanish authorities.
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