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Nigerian man dies on Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Lagos

A 54-year-old Nigerian man travelling on a Delta Air Line Flight DL54 from Atlanta, USA was yesterday afternoon Monday March 11th, found unresponsive before the plane landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).

According to reports, the man who was ill before boarding the plane, died three minutes before the aircraft landed on Nigerian soil.

A statement issued by Air Lines media consultant, Mohammed Abdullahi, reads,A passenger on Delta Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta to Lagos on March 11, was found unresponsive before landing.

Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away. Delta extends its deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will not release additional information”.