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British woman dies on Edinburgh-bound Ryanair plane in Majorca

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

The woman died on board a Ryanair plane due to leave Majorca for Edinburgh (Niall Carson/PA)
The woman died on board a Ryanair plane due to leave Majorca for Edinburgh (Niall Carson/PA)

A British passenger has died on a Ryanair flight as it was due to take off from Majorca.

The woman, who is said to have been 58 years old, 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 Foreign Office said officials were supporting the woman’s family.

A Ryanair spokeswoman said: “This flight from Palma to Edinburgh (May 22) 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.

“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.”

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