Ghana Airports Company reacts to death of passenger at Kotoka

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Management of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has reacted to the death of a middle-aged male passenger recorded at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

While confirming the sad event, GACL said the deceased arrived onboard United Airlines on Friday, June 17, 2022, from Dulles International Airport Washington.

Later it was established that the passenger complained of tiredness and had difficulty in breathing and in the next few minutes, he died.

A social media user first broke the news on Facebook which went viral forcing the airport authorities to react. This is what the the lady, Emelia Van Eck wrote;

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Read the full statement issued by GACL below;

“He was subsequently offered a wheelchair by the Ground Handler but became unconscious at the arrival hall and received medical attention but was unresponsive,” the statement read in portions,

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The statement added he was conveyed to the airport clinic for further attention and he subsequently passed on.

“In line with protocols, the Airport District Police station was immediately informed,” it noted.

Meanwhile, the outfit says it has commenced an investigation into the incident as management extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

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