Man taken ill onboard Ryanair plane minutes before take-off dies

Man taken ill onboard Ryanair plane minutes before take-off dies

Man taken ill onboard Ryanair plane minutes before take-off dies

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AN aeroplane passenger died after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly before take-off.

The male passenger, who has not yet been named, was taken ill onboard a Ryanair flight minutes before it was due to take-off.

He was on a plane at around 7am on Wednesday and about to travel to Diagoras airport in Rhodes when he became ill.

Staff assisted him off the plane and called an ambulance.

When this arrived, ambulance staff gave him CPR at the airport before taking him to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

However, Ryanair has confirmed the man did not recover from the heart attack.

The death has now been referred to Bournemouth coroner’s officer, who confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

A post-mortem has not yet taken place and the person’s identity has not yet been released.

Robin Kiely, of Ryanair, said in a statement: “A Ryanair flight from Bournemouth to Rhodes was delayed ahead of take-off after a passenger became ill onboard.

“The passenger disembarked the aircraft and received medical assistance from ambulance personnel at Bournemouth but sadly passed away.

“Ryanair extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased.”

A spokesperson for South West Ambulance confirmed they were called to the airport at 7.09am and performed CPR at the scene before transferring the passenger to hospital.

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3:45pm Thu 12 Jun 14

crazybird says...

RIP - how very sad and especially so as he was due to go on holiday :(
RIP - how very sad and especially so as he was due to go on holiday :( crazybird
  • Score: 37

4:57pm Thu 12 Jun 14

LornaBournemouth says...

Poor man!
Poor man! LornaBournemouth
  • Score: 21

5:06pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Understated says...

it was tempting to make a joke but in these circumstances i at least know to only do it when its appropriate, this is not the time.

its too tragic and unfair to those who knew him to be making silly comments

mustve been a shock to everyone and might even have ruined some people's trip or holiday, very unfortunate circumstances
it was tempting to make a joke but in these circumstances i at least know to only do it when its appropriate, this is not the time. its too tragic and unfair to those who knew him to be making silly comments mustve been a shock to everyone and might even have ruined some people's trip or holiday, very unfortunate circumstances Understated
  • Score: 5

6:28am Fri 13 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Very sad and just another example of how fragile life is and what could be round the corner.My sincere thoughts are with all those concerned.As for the above two hypocrites who label others trolls and themselves post trash I suggest you refrain from reading peoples comments especially if you have nothing relevant to say yourselves.
Very sad and just another example of how fragile life is and what could be round the corner.My sincere thoughts are with all those concerned.As for the above two hypocrites who label others trolls and themselves post trash I suggest you refrain from reading peoples comments especially if you have nothing relevant to say yourselves. retry69
  • Score: 8

8:57am Fri 13 Jun 14

TheDistrict says...

Thank you to the Bournemouth Echo for deleting the in appropriate comments originally at the start of this story.
Thank you to the Bournemouth Echo for deleting the in appropriate comments originally at the start of this story. TheDistrict
  • Score: 9

9:16am Fri 13 Jun 14

retry69 says...

Sorry make that three !
Sorry make that three ! retry69
  • Score: -3

1:08pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Upton_Buccaneer says...

retry69 wrote:
Sorry make that three !
Look up the meanings of the words "trash", "hypocritical" and "relevant" and then explain to me into which category your last "pearl of wisdom falls". I left my comments in an attempt to persuade the Echo to delete posts which were sick and inappropriate.
Unfortunately they have overlooked yours.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Sorry make that three ![/p][/quote]Look up the meanings of the words "trash", "hypocritical" and "relevant" and then explain to me into which category your last "pearl of wisdom falls". I left my comments in an attempt to persuade the Echo to delete posts which were sick and inappropriate. Unfortunately they have overlooked yours. Upton_Buccaneer
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Kinzy says...

A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two completely different things...
A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two completely different things... Kinzy
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Sat 14 Jun 14

The Cerne Giant says...

Kinzy wrote:
A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two completely different things...
SO . . . .
[quote][p][bold]Kinzy[/bold] wrote: A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are two completely different things...[/p][/quote]SO . . . . The Cerne Giant
  • Score: 0

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