Easyjet confirms death of passenger on New Year's Day flight from Alicante to Newcastle Airport

A holidaymaker lost his life on New Year’s Day while on a flight between Alicante and Newcastle, an airline has confirmed.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 10:46 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 12:30 pm
The flight was heading for Newcastle Airport.

A passenger took ill on an EasyJet flight between the two destinations on Wednesday, January 1.

The flight’s scheduled departure time was 11:35am, with an arrival time of 1.45pm in Newcastle.

A statement from the airline said: “EasyJet can confirm that a passenger was taken ill onboard flight EZY6418 from Alicante to Newcastle on Wednesday, January 1.

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“Medical assistance was provided to the passenger on board and the crew requested paramedics to attend upon landing to provide further medical assistance however the passenger sadly passed away.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the passenger and we are offering support and assistance at this difficult time.

“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is our highest priority.”

Further information about the passenger is unable at this time.