A British woman died mid-air about 45 minutes after take-off because she forgot to retrieve her insulin before checking in her carry-on luggage.
The deceased was on board Azur Air from Turkey to Russia, a flight which takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The 50-year-old passenger had unexpected seizures and her condition got worse as the airline staff weren’t prepared for such emergencies.
Horrified passengers looked on while the cabin crew battled to resuscitate her but all efforts failed.
Her body was left covered with a blanket in the aisle of the plane for about three hours.
Air Live quotes the woman’s husband as telling reporters in Russia that she had taken a shot of her insulin an hour before take-off, and thought she wouldn’t need it mid-air.