• The flight was bound for Nairobi and diverted to Casablanca
• The incident happened on Monday August 22 aboard flight KQ003.
Kenya Airways has diverted a Nairobi bound plane to Casablanca after a passenger died.
In a Statement Tuesday, the local carrier announced that the incident happened on Monday August 22 aboard flight KQ003.
The statement further says the medical emergency forced the airline to
"We convey our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased," KQ said.
"We sincerely apologise to our other guests for the inconvenience," the carrier added.
The incident happened on Monday August 22 aboard flight KQ003.
KQ said Moroccan medical personnel tried to help but found that the passenger, a Kenyan man, was already unresponsive.
The plane, which was to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10:30am yesterday, got to Nairobi at about 7pm the same day.
STATEMENT: Diversion of KQ003 Flight From New York to Nairobi pic.twitter.com/eOEcuZ70Ss— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) August 23, 2022
@allenochi·12hReplying to @KenyaAirways and @iamjoseh_So what happens to the body in such a case? Did they bring it with them or do they arrange to have it delivered to either destination or origin?
@MiritiKe·4hReplying to @KenyaAirwaysDid you have a flight surgeon on board for such an emergency?
@CanaanKilach·10hReplying to @KenyaAirwaysHumanity at it's best. It's unfortunate that the patient passed on. My condolences to the family.
@elky_12·11hReplying to @KenyaAirwaysUnfortunate situation. Condolences to the affected family. And sory for the inconvenience to the passengers
@Speakg254·9hReplying to @KenyaAirwaysGood Job @KenyaAirways you guys are truly the pride of Africa, my Condolences to the family of the departed fellow
@LKiminja·10hReplying to @KenyaAirwaysThank you @KenyaAirways for caring. I know you did your best! Condolences to the family of the bereaved
@KenyaAirwaysCondolences to family members and God bless KQ staff for good job.
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