British passenger, 71, dies of suspected heart attack during flight from London to Portugal

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A TAP Air Portugal plane takes off at Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon on December 9, 2020 (AFP via Getty Images)
A TAP Air Portugal plane takes off at Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon on December 9, 2020 (AFP via Getty Images)

A British man has died of a suspected heart attack while on board a flight to Portugal.

The passenger, 71, is said to have gone into cardiac arrest during a TAP Air Portugal flight from London to Lisbon last Friday.

The flight made an emergency landing at Santiago de Compostela Airport in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region, where the man received medical treatment, according to local newspaper Heraldo.

Despite the efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead at around 9.30pm.

The man’s initials were given as I.S.Y.

No further details have been reported.

The Standard has reached out to the Foreign Office for further information.

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