British woman dies on Edinburgh-bound Ryanair flight

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A British woman has died on a Ryanair flight as it was due to take off from Majorca’s Palma Airport.

The 58-year-old is believed to have fallen ill after taking her seat on the plane, which was bound for Edinburgh.

Emergency services went to the scene but she died on the aircraft, according to local media reports.

The plane had been scheduled to leave Palma at around 12pm but was delayed by three hours.

Ryanair said in a statement: “This flight from Palma to Edinburgh (22 May) was delayed ahead of take-off after a customer became ill prior to departure.

“Paramedics boarded the aircraft after medical assistance was requested but the customer sadly passed away.

“Ryanair extends its deepest sympathies to the bereaved and is providing any assistance required.”

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The Foreign Office said it was “supporting the family of a British woman following her death in Spain”.

Local media reports say a post-mortem will be carried out on Thursday.

In 2015, mother-of-two Davina Taverner collapsed on a Ryanair flight to Lanzarote after suffering heart problems while in the toilets.

The 47-year-old was pronounced dead on the plane.

http://news.sky.com/story/british-woman-dies-in-majorca-on-edinburgh-bound-ryanair-flight-11726543

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