GCAA speaks on the death of British lady at the Airport

The Management of the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued a press statement on the death of a British lady (a checked-in passenger) at Banjul International Airport on Sunday, 15th October 2023.

“The unfortunate event happened around 19. 35pm in the evening of Sunday 15th October 2023, while the passenger was waiting to board Turkish Airlines flight. Having completed the usual prelude of check-in procedures and protocols, the passenger entered the terminal departure lounge, settled down and rested for a while. She then decided to visit the Duty Free shop adjacent to the waiting lounge, which by virtue of its business offerings is the coldest in the departure lounge,“ the GCAA statement disclosed.

“Within seconds of entering the shopping space the passenger passed out while window shopping. Upon receipt of the alert, a team of relevant GCAA and State Public Health personnel immediately responded to the emergency and commandeered the Airport ambulance then rushed the deceased to Banjulinding Health Center for immediate medical attention where she was pronounced dead on arrival,“ the statement added.

The GCAA also revealed that the British High Commissioner was informed about the said incident.

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