Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mystery death on flight from Morocco.



A British woman from Chelmsford in Essex was travelling from Tangier to Madrid on Sunday. The woman, Paula Slah, aged 40, was on an Iberia flight when she fell ill around 3pm on Sunday.

According to British reports, the airline had to make an unscheduled stop at Spain's Seville Airport after Mrs Slah's condition rapidly deteriorated.

She died in front of relatives as the plane landed at Seville after the pilot decided to alter his route and radioed ahead for an ambulance.

A doctor pronounced her dead on board the aircraft after the other passengers were taken off and made to wait in the terminal for two hours while her body was removed.
The cause of the woman's death is not yet known. Police have opened a routine investigation into the incident, although Mrs Slah's death is not being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem was due to take place on Monday evening.

An Iberia spokesman said: "The pilot took the decision to make an unscheduled landing on the advice of flight attendants.

"The victim fell ill during the flight. She was already dead by the time the plane landed and a doctor who had placed on standby boarded."

6 comments:

hmida said...

maroccan flight?

Iberia isn't a maroccan company, i thing?

Anonymous said...

Not so clear and what is the link between Moroccan flight and Iberia flight

Thami said...

Very obviously, the flight was one from Morocco!

Sandy McCutcheon said...

Yes. It was a flight from Morocco - the airline was Iberia. It is very clear in the article.

hmida said...

Now, the title is OK with the article and the photo!

Anonymous said...

wasn't as clear as that