Nigerian dies on Lagos-bound Delta Airline flight

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A Nigerian, identified as Nwoke Felix Nwamarizu, has died aboard a Delta Airline flight from Atlanta in the United States on his way to Lagos.

The deceased, 53, and with the passport number A06321653, was said to have developed complications while onboard.

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) clinic was reportedly alerted of the incident about an hour before the arrival of the flight.

The flight, it was gathered, landed on the runway of the airport at exactly 15:34hrs on Monday. 

When the aircraft landed, it was gathered that the officials of the airport clinic proceeded on board the aircraft to ascertain the condition of the passenger. 

In a statement, Delta Airline confirmed that local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival but “the passenger had sadly passed away”.

”A passenger on Delta Flight DL54 traveling from Atlanta to Lagos today, March 11, 2019, was found unresponsive before landing. Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away. Delta Airlines extends its deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta Airline will not release additional information,” the airline said.