Woman passenger from Kolkata dies on airplane

air-pass-dead (Representative image) The woman, Anita, was travelling to Chennai from Kolkata for treatment | Reuters

Inflicted with a respiratory condition, she was travelling to Chennai for treatment

A 42-year-old woman passenger with a respiratory condition was found dead on an aircraft soon after it landed in Chennai, airport officials said.

The woman, Anita, was coming to this city from Kolkata for treatment at a hospital.

The flight crew found her motionless in her seat as passengers began to disembark and alerted the airport officials.

A medical team examined her and pronounced her dead.

The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. The body was later taken to a government hospital in Chrompet.

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