Management of Air-peace has confirmed the death of a 72-year-old passenger aboard its flight P47182 en route Abuja from Calabar.
According to Air Peace’s spokesman, Stanley Olisa, the deceased was reportedly escorted to the airport by his daughter, and cleared by Port Health officials at the Calabar airport to fly.
His words: “Yes, I can confirm it. He was certified fit to fly. He was a 72-year-old man. He was accompanied by his daughter. He was given medical clearance. It is not a COVID-19 related case. He was going to Abuja for a check-up. He was on medication. The aircraft was decontaminated immediately.”
His death was further confirmed by a Port Health official, who noted that the passenger had no pulse upon the plane’s arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.