Newcastle bound flight diverted to Cork last night as man dies on board
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Newcastle bound flight diverted to Cork last night as man dies on board

A medical emergency caused a flight to be diverted last night.

An 81-year-old man has passed away after falling ill shortly after his flight took off from Tenerife last night.

The Newcastle bound Jet2 flight was diverted to Cork airport when the man became distressed and his condition began to deteriorate, within the first hour of the flight.

When the aircraft landed in Cork, the man was rushed to the terminal and immediately received treatment from medical staff.

Cork airport's Twitter account provided updates on the incident.

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All passengers on the flight were brought to the departure hall, where they waited until a replacement flight arrived.

The man was pronounced dead shortly after landing in Cork airport, despite the efforts of medics.

A replacement flight for the remaining passengers was provided at 10.30pm, which brought them to their destination.

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