A BRITISH holidaymaker died on a plane which was about to take off from Spain to England.
The 62-year-old man is thought to have suffered a heart attack shortly before the Jet2.com flight took off from Palma airport in Majorca headed for Birmingham airport in England on Sunday morning.
The man fell ill as the flight was boarding and attempts to revive him proved unsuccessful.
A passenger on the flight told the English press that the man was sat in his seat and other passengers were boarding the flight.
He added: ‘There was only a handful of people on board.’
‘They stopped the boarding when it became clear what was happening. There were people doing CPR and it took quite a while for the ambulance to turn up. Sadly, he couldn’t be saved.’
‘It looked like he was on a family holiday with a number of relatives.’
‘They took us all off the plane and back to the departures lounge where we stayed for around four hours.’
‘The airline did look after us though, but it’s just a terrible shame for the family, especially as they were there and then had to travel back.’
The man, thought to be from Birmingham, has not been named.
A spokeswoman for Jet2 told the English press: ‘We can confirm that a customer sadly passed away on board our Majorca to Birmingham flight at Palma Airport on Sunday.’
‘We extend our sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time.’