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PASSENGER DIES ABOARD KENYAN CARRIER ‘KENYA AIRWAYS’

PASSENGER DIES ABOARD KENYAN CARRIER ‘KENYA AIRWAYS’
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Faith Nyasuguta 

Kenya Airways (KQ) has confirmed the death of a passenger aboard its flight operating from New York to Kenya. The airline noted that the passenger passed away mid-flight on Monday August 22.

In a Tuesday statement seen by AEM, Kenya Airways said one of the passengers in flight KQ003 was taken ill prompting a medical emergency landing at Casablanca in Morocco.

“On arrival in Casablanca, medical personnel at the airport found the passenger unresponsive and was confirmed to have passed away,” the statement reads.

The airline has already sent a message of condolences to the family and friends of the passenger.

It also apologized to the guests on the flight for the unforeseen distress.

“We convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and sincerely apologize to our other guests for the inconvenience.”

Kenya Airways planes are seen parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport /Reuters/

KQ003 was scheduled to land in Nairobi at 10:30 am on Monday but delayed till 1900hrs, according to reports.

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