Jet2 passengers left horrified after man found dead in plane toilet during flight from Tenerife to UK

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Jet2 passengers left horrified after man found dead in plane toilet during flight from Tenerife to UK

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 05/01/2024

- 20:29

Updated: 24/01/2024

- 12:20

Jet2 passengers on a flight from Tenerife to the UK were left horrified after finding a man dead in the aircraft's toilet.

During the journey to the UK on January 2, passengers noticed that the door to the cubicle had been locked for a long time.

They then alerted the crew, who opened the door to a shocking discovery - the deceased man.

The plane was then diverted from its original destination of Manchester to Cork Airport in Ireland.

Plane cubicle

The body was discovered in one of the plane's cubicles (not pictured)


“Flight LS918 from Tenerife to Manchester diverted to Cork Airport on Tuesday January 2, due to a customer requiring medical attention,” a Jet2 spokesman told MailOnline.

“Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer sadly passed away, despite the best efforts of our highly-trained crew who intervened as soon as they became aware.

“This was an extremely difficult situation for our crew and we would like to thank them for their efforts.

“Our thoughts are with the customer's family and friends at this very difficult time.”


One passenger said fellow Jet2 passengers were “very upset” by the horrific incident.

They also accused the crew of being “dismissive” towards the passengers after the disturbing discovery.

They told the Mirror: “My husband reported someone had been in [the] toilet a long time and he thought he was dead.

“Tragically he was right. He informed the crew who were dismissive towards him.”

The passenger said that going forward, toilets should be checked more regularly.


The plane was meant to land in Manchester before it was diverted


They also expressed sympathy for the “poor man” who could have been saved if the cubicles were monitored more regularly, they claimed.

“Toilets should be checked more regularly when an event like this happens. If they were, maybe the poor man could have been saved,” they said.

“I heard he travelled alone.

“Everyone on board was very upset by the tragic circumstances.”

The customer added: “We should have landed in Manchester by 8.30pm with a diversion to Cork and awaiting another plane from Cork to Manchester got into Manchester at around 1.30am.”

A spokesman for Britain's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office told MailOnline: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died and we are in contact with the local authorities.”

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