Man Pronounced Dead At Shannon Airport After Suffering Heart Attack During Flight
A man in his 70s has died after suffering a heart attack on board a transatlantic flight that was diverted to Shannon Airport this evening.
The man was pronounced dead on landing at the Clare airport, while another passenger who also suffered a heart attack on board was rushed to University Hospital Limerick.
The Alitalia flight AZ610 was travelling from Rome to New York when the passengers took ill. It's understood that the plane was about 100 kilometres west of Co. Clare when the crew declared an emergency and diverted to Shannon.
It touched down around 5:40pm and the second passenger is believed to be in a stable condition in hospital this evening.