British woman, 58, dies on Ryanair flight moments before taking off from Majorca

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
A British passenger died on a Ryanair flight as it prepared to take off (Wikipedia/stock photo)

A 58-year-old British woman has died on a Ryanair flight that was just moments from taking off from Majorca.

The passenger was taken ill on the plane as it prepared to leave Palma for Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Paramedics boarded the aircraft to treat the passenger but she “sadly passed away”, Ryanair said.

The plane was due to depart from Palma airport in Majorca (Wikipedia/stock photo)

The Foreign Office said officials were supporting the woman's family.

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.

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

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “Our consular staff are supporting the family of a British woman following her death in Spain.”

A post-mortem will reportedly be carried out today.

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