Jet2 Flight Diverts When Passenger is Found Dead in the Lavatory

by Anthony Losanno
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Jet2 is a UK-based, low-cost carrier. Its flight LS918 from Tenerife South Airport (TFS) to Manchester Airport (MAN) had to divert to Cork Airport (ORK) when a passenger was discovered unresponsive in the lavatory. Passengers noticed that the man had been in the lavatory a long time when they alerted the flight crew who made the discovery.

Even with the Airbus A321 diverting, the passenger was found to be dead on the scene when medical personnel arrived. A Jet2 spokesperson released a statement to The Mirror. It reads:

Flight LS918 from Tenerife to Manchester diverted to Cork Airport on Tuesday January 2, due to a customer requiring medical attention. Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer sadly passed away, despite the best efforts of our highly-trained crew who intervened as soon as they became aware. This was an extremely difficult situation for our crew and we would like to thank them for their efforts. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

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This is the second incident in the past 12 months involving a passenger dying onboard a Jet2 flight. Back in March 2023, cabin crew performed CPR on a 44-year-old man for 40 minutes, but were unable to resuscitate him and he passed away. The plane made an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport, but it was too late.

Anthony’s Take: Passing away in a plane’s lavatory is a sad way to go. My condolences to this passenger’s family and friends.

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