Passengers have spoken of their horror after the woman collapsed and died on the Malaga flight
EasyJet passengers have spoken of their shock after a British woman collapsed and died on a flight from Gatwick .
The 64-year-old woman, named only as Ann, is said to have slumped in her chair as the plane came into land at Malaga, Spain.
She is said to have told other passengers that she was suffering with a chest infection picked up on a Caribbean cruise holiday.
One Brit couple, who now live in Marbella, spoke of the horror moment the woman collapsed in her seat.
They said the crew tried to use a defibrillator to resuscitate Ann but sadly she could not be saved.
Passengers Jacob Rodgers and his girlfriend Jessica had spoken to the victim prior to departure.
Mr Rodgers told the Mail Online that he’d met Ann in special assistance as he needed to help with a broken foot.
He explained she was suffering from a severe chest infection and had returned to the airport with an illness she picked up on a cruise.
He added that she’d been vomiting water and caught a terrible chest infection on the previous flight.
The passenger, who is originally from Manchester, said he’s was concerned because of her laboured breathing.
Jessica said Ann had slumped forward in her seat as the plane came into land – and her head slipped between the seat and window.
She told the website: “We didn’t want to shout we believe the lady has died as children were around us.
“The cabin crew lady reached over us felt her neck for a pulse.
“They grabbed the ladies arm and said she couldn’t feel a pulse and dropped the lady’s arm across my leg. Jacob then proceeded to feel for a pulse.”
The incident took place two days before dozens of passengers fell ill on a flight between Barbados and Gatwick.
One passenger claimed up to 150 passengers, exclusively from a cruise ship in Barbados, had become unwell .
There is no suggestion that the two incidents are related.
An easyJet spokesperson told the Mail Online : “easyJet can confirm a passenger was taken ill onboard flight EZY8609 from London Gatwick to Malaga on 4 March 2019 after landing in Malaga.
“The cabin crew assisted by doctors onboard provided first aid and on arrival emergency services attended to provide medical care however the passenger sadly passed away.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the passenger and we have offered support and assistance at this difficult time.
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.
“The cabin crew did a seatbelt check which is noted in the witness report by Jacob Henry Rodgers which we have read. It says the passenger was sleeping at this time.
“An onboard doctor performed CPR alongside the crew whilst the aircraft was taxi-ing to its stand.
“The aircraft was met by paramedics and CPR continued but unfortunately the passenger sadly passed away.
“Our ground staff and crew will not allow any passenger to travel should they believe they are unwell and unfit to travel.
The airline added the woman presented no symptoms which “‘would warrant concern or any action prior to prevent them from travelling at that time”.