Kenya national carrier Kenya Airways has reported the death of a passenger who was destined for Mombasa on Wednesday evening.
Coming as the third similar incident in a period of one month, KQ stated that the passenger developed breathing difficulties while boarding the flight.
In a short statement by the communications department, KQ said that the deceased was pronounced dead by medical officials at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before the flight took off.
“Kenya Airways PLC (“KQ”) regrets to announce that a passenger developed breathing difficulties this evening while boarding KQ612 that was scheduled for Mombasa at 1900hours,” read part of the statement.
“The passenger was pronounced dead by medical personnel at JKIA while the aircraft was still on the ground. The JKIA Health and Security agencies are currently handling the issue,” added KQ.
On September 2, KQ reported another similar death, where a passenger passed away on a flight to New York from Nairobi.
The carrier reported that medical personnel on board confirmed the death after finding the passenger unresponsive.
“Upon further examination, medical personnel on board confirmed that the passenger had passed away. The flight had departed Nairobi per schedule on Thursday, September 1 at 11.55 pm,” KQ said in a statement.
Earlier in August, another passenger who was reported to have had a history of diabetes was confirmed dead by the airline on the same route.