Pregnant woman dies aboard Arik Air flight


A female passenger on Friday reportedly died aboard an Arik Air flight from Port-Harcourt to Lagos, less than 48 hours after a middle-aged female passenger was found dead in a toilet at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

The passenger, who was said to be pregnant, was accompanied on the 11am flight by her husband and cousin.

A statement by Arik Air’s PR and Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, stated that the passenger was confirmed dead on arrival by medical personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1.

The cause of death, according to the statement, has yet to be ascertained.

Also read: Passenger found dead at Murtala Mohammed International Airport toilet

When contacted to confirm the identity and whereabouts of the corpse, Ola declined to comment, saying that there was nothing more to say than to confirm that a female passenger was confirmed dead on arrival.

The Lagos Airport Police Command also confirmed the incident.

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