Monday, December 17, 2012

► MOROCCO: 5 year old dies on board Mauritania Airlines International flight to Casablanca; flight diverts to Agadir.

Mauritania Airlines logoA Mauritania Airlines International (L6) Boeing 737-700 performing flight L6102 from Nouadhibou, Mauritania to Casablanca, Morocco, was yesterday forced to divert to Agadir's Al Massira Airport, Morocco, after a 5 year old passenger died following complications from a heart attack.

Agadir Airport Terminal (Agadir)
The captain was notified of the incident as the aircraft was over the southern Moroccan city of Guelmim, after which the flight diverted to Agadir for a safe landing at 11h26L.

According to the Mauritanian News Agency, once on the ground, a medical team from the airport found the child had died some 30 minutes prior to landing with the cause of death identified as "heart failure". The body was subsequently transferred to the Hassan II hospital morgue in Agadir.

The deceased child, born in Nouakchott, Mauritania in March 2007, had been accompanied by his mother and his medical records.

Formalities completed, the aircraft resumed its flight to Casablanca at 13h37L.