Pregnant Woman, Ijeoma Nwokedi, Dies Onboard Arik Flight

A 39-year old pregnant woman was on Friday confirmed dead on board an Arik Air flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos.

The deceased, identified as Mrs Ijeoma Nwokedi, was confirmed dead on arrival by the medical personnel at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that Nwokedi was travelling with her husband and a cousin.

The source said the deceased had developed complications mid-air and was attended to by some medical personnel on board the flight.

Arik Air, in a statement issued by its Communications Manager, Mr. Ola Adebanji, confirmed the incident.

According to the statement, “a female passenger on board Arik Air’s Port Harcourt-Lagos flight was confirmed dead by medical personnel on arrival this morning at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal One, Lagos.

“The lady boarded the flight from Port Harcourt in company of her husband and cousin. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained”, the statement said.

NAN recalls that another unidentified female passenger died on Feb. 17 in one of the toilets of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

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