Flight from Tenerife diverted to Cork

Rosemary in happier times Credit: Tommy Burns and John Clark CSC Facebook

Passengers on a Jet2 flight from Tenerife to Glasgow were upset to see that an elderly lady appeared to be in distress and the aircraft was diverted to Cork airport.

Following what was described as an emergency landing, it transpired that the passenger had died during the flight and her body was removed from the aircraft.

Flight LS176 had taken off from Tenerife at 10.16pm on July and the crew declared an onboard incident  in the early hours of July 3.

The passenger was 69-year-old Rosemary Burns widow of former legend as player and manager of Celtic Football Club, Tommy Burns who died in 2008 at the young age of 51 from cancer.

Tributes to Rosemary

There were numerous tributes to Rosemary on Social Media, one of which came from Celtic Football Club which said “Everyone at Celtic Football Club is devastated to hear of the passing of Rosemary Burns, wife of Celtic legend Tommy Burns.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club, and the entire Celtic Family are with Emma, Jenna, Michael and Jonathan at this desperately sad time.”

Jet2 statement

A report in the Daily Mail confirmed that a  spokesperson for Jet2 said: “We can confirm that flight LS176 from Tenerife to Glasgow diverted to Cork in the early hours of this morning due to a customer requiring medical assistance. The aircraft subsequently departed for Glasgow Airport.”

It appears that Rosemary had been feeling under the weather whilst holidaying in the Canary Island which is why she reportedly decided to return home to Scotland earlier than expected but sadly she wasn’t destined to complete that final journey.

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Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing newsdesk@euroweeklynews.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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