Passenger dies on Thomson flight from Majorca to Glasgow

Flight diverted to Manchester after holidaymakers died on board

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Passenger dies on Thomson flight from Majorca to Glasgow

A holidaymaker has died on board a Thomson flight from Majorca to Glasgow.

Flight TOM1239 took off from Palma at 8.38pm on Tuesday night and was scheduled to land in Glasgow at 10.40pm, but had to be diverted to Manchester following the medical emergency.

The woman who died was believed to be in her 60s, and cabin crew reportedly gave her CPR for around half an hour.

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According to the Daily Record and the Independent, a spokesperson said: "Thomson Airways can confirm that a customer travelling from Palma to Glasgow has sadly died.

"We would like to offer our deepest condolences to their family and friends at this very difficult time.

"We are currently supporting the family and will continue to assist in any way we can.

"The flight, TOM1239 from Palma to Glasgow, diverted to Manchester airport due to the medical emergency. The flight landed at Glasgow airport at around 3.50am.

"We'd like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this sad time."

The flight landed in Glasgow at around 3.50am.

Last year, a 94-year-old woman died on an Easyjet flight from Murcia to Gatwick.

And in 2014, a passenger died on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to London.

Back in 2012, meanwhile, an 80-year-old woman managed to land a small plane after her pilot husband died mid-air.

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