Lufthansa: Tragedy as man on Bangkok-Munich flight dies after coughing up 'litres of blood' onboard

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A Lufthansa passenger has reportedly died after coughing up blood mid-flight

A man on a Lufthansa flight from Thailand to Germany died after coughing up large amounts of blood. According to Metro, the 63-year-old man collapsed mid-flight, causing panic among passengers who witnessed the distressing event.

Reports suggest that the man, whose identity remains unknown, appeared visibly unwell when boarding a flight to Munich from Bangkok, and his condition worsened significantly during the journey. Tragically, he died in the presence of his wife shortly before midnight on Thursday (February 8).

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A Lufthansa passenger has reportedly died after coughing up blood mid-flightA Lufthansa passenger has reportedly died after coughing up blood mid-flight
A Lufthansa passenger has reportedly died after coughing up blood mid-flight | AFP via Getty Images

An eyewitness reportedly described scenes of horror as the man displayed symptoms such as cold sweats and rapid breathing, before people rushing to help him, taking his pulse and offering him tea. The passenger said the man lost "litres of blood" and the walls of the jet were also covered in red splatters.

Staff kept up their attempts to rescue him for about half an hour, said the eyewitness, but it was clear that the man could not be saved. The report said his body was then carried into the galley of the plane and his death was announced by the captain.

In a statement, a Lufthansa spokesperson said: "We confirm that on 8 February 2024 on flight LH773 (Airbus A380) from Bangkok to Munich a medical emergency of a passenger occurred on board.

"Although immediate and comprehensive first aid measures were taken by the crew and a doctor on board, the passenger died during the flight. After 1.5 hours of flight time, the crew decided to turn back to Bangkok, where the aircraft landed normally and safely. There, the instructions of the medical emergency services and the Thai authorities were followed.

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"The passengers on the cancelled flight have since been rebooked on other flights. Our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased passenger. We also regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers of this flight."

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