The 63 man, was visibly ill before his condition rapidly deteriorated, agency reports say, quoting another passenger, Martin Missfelder, 53, from Zurich, Switzerland as telling media outlet Blick: “It was absolute horror, everyone was screaming”.
The man’s wife had initially told cabin crew that her husband was feeling unwell because they had been forced to run to catch the plane at Bangkok airport.
“A flight attendant then reacted and asked him if he was okay, she was very worried,” said Mr Missfelder’s wife Karin, who was sitting with her husband behind the couple
The man was told he was well enough to fly but she told cabin crew a doctor was urgently needed.
The pilot arrived and called for a doctor over the loudspeaker.
It was reported that the Polish medic asked how the plane passenger was and took his pulse before indicating that he seemed OK.
“They then gave him a little chamomile tea, but he was already spitting blood into the bag that his wife held out to him”, Mr Missfelder told Blick:
But when the plane took off, the man s condition dramatically deteriorated, increasingly spitting blood into a bag – before a ‘gush’ of blood came out of his mouth and nose.
‘It was absolute horror, everyone was screaming,’ said Martin, adding that the man lost ‘litres of blood’ which covered the cabin walls.
The captain was to announce over the loudspeaker later that there had been a death on board.
The flight turned around, returning to Bangkok Airport, the Standard says
“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 return to Bangkok, where the aircraft landed normally and safely”, a spokesperson for Lufthansa told MailOnline.
The death on board of the Lufthansa Plane Passenger has again brought public eye to the airliner, following other related incidents involving the airline