Nigerian passenger dies inside American plane in Lagos

A Nigerian passenger on Delta Air Lines Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta, United States to Lagos was on
Monday afternoon found unresponsive before landing at
the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA),

The 54-year-old passenger (name withheld), who was ill
before boarding the flight, died three minutes before the aircraft touched down at the airport.

The spokesperson for the MMIA Police Command, Lagos, DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development in Lagos.

Alabi said the command was notified of the development
after the aircraft landed at the airport by the airline
Also, Delta Air Lines in a statement issued by its media
consultant, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, confirmed the

”A passenger on Delta Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta
to Lagos today (March 11), was found unresponsive
before landing.
”Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival
and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away.

”Delta extends its deepest condolences to the family at
this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will
not release additional information,” the airline said.

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