Earlier this week, a Jet2 flight between Tenerife and Manchester had to divert to Cork due to a passenger unfortunately dying onboard.
Incident: Jet2 Flight Tenerife-Manchester Diverts to Cork: Passenger Died…
Jet2 flight LS918 is a routine scheduled flight between Tenerife and Manchester, with the affected rotation diverting to Cork being operated by G-SUNB.
As per data from Planespotters.net, G-SUNB is a 0.8 year old Airbus A321neo that was delivered to the carrier back in March 2023.
Of the A321neo variant, the carrier has five of them in the fleet, and have an average fleet age of 0.5 years.
Jet2 flight LS918 departed Manchester at 1617 local time on January 2 and proceeded northbound in the direction of Manchester.
Upon reaching southern Ireland, LS918 began a rapid descent into Cork amid reports of a passenger being found dead in the toilets.
The aircraft landed safely into Cork, where the passenger was offloaded the aircraft by local emergency crews.
In a statement, Jet2 said the following on this unfortunate incident:
“Flight LS918 from Tenerife to Manchester diverted to Cork Airport on Tuesday 2nd January, due to a customer requiring medical attention.”
“Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer sadly passed away, despite the best efforts of our highly-trained crew, who intervened as soon as they became aware.”
“This was an extremely difficult situation for our crew, and we would like to thank them for their efforts. Our thoughts are with the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”
Did you know AviationSource has two newsletters? One covers the general news and analysis of the industry as a whole, and the other to do with emergencies that take place throughout the year! To subscribe to our General News Newsletter, CLICK HERE!
To subscribe to our Emergencies, Accidents & Incidents Newsletter, CLICK HERE!
Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!