Passenger from Lagos dies on board Air India flight to Mumbai

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A passenger dies in an Air India flight which took off from Lagos on Saturday

A 42-year old passenger on board an Air India flight from Lagos to Mumbai died under unclear circumstances.

Report said the passenger displayed symptoms of fever before boarding the aircraft.

According to India Today, the passenger was seen shivering inside the flight, and that he informed the Air India crew that he had malaria.


According to the report, crew of the Air India flight had also provided him oxygen as he was finding it difficult to breathe.

It quoted sources as informing that the passenger collapsed while bleeding from his mouth and died on board the flight.

The flight landed at the Mumbai Airport at 3:40 am, the medium added.

Air India has, however, said that the passenger died of “natural causes”. It denied that the passenger had a fever.

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