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16 July 2024

Egyptian pilgrim dies in air before jet landing

By Staff

A 66-year-old Egyptian woman performed Umra (mini pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia and flew back home but she never arrived. Newspapers said the woman died of a massive heart attack aboard an Egypt Air flight just before it landed in Cairo.

The pilot of the flight number 668 had radioed Cairo airport asking them to prepare a medical team after the woman suffered from a heart attack.

After the aircraft which had flown out of the western Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah landed in Cairo, the medical team rushed into the plane but found the woman dead.