A British woman has died at Majorca’s Palma Airport inside a plane bound for Edinburgh after reportedly suffering a heart attack.
The 58-year-old is thought to have fallen ill after boarding the aircraft, which is believed to be a Ryanair plane.
Passengers were asked to leave the plane while attempts were made to revive her and police also attended.
Local reports suggested that she suffered a heart attack.
The flight, due to leave just after midday today, was delayed by just over three hours and ended up departing around 3.20pm local time.
A local court has been tasked with a routine investigation into the incident.
A spokesman for Spanish airport operator AENA confirmed a Ryanair flight due to leave Palma for Edinburgh at 12.10pm local time today had been delayed by around three hours because of the death of a passenger.
The spokesman said: ‘The Civil Guard took charge of the matter.’
The flight is believed to have been Ryanair FR6657, due to reach Edinburgh at 2.20pm local time.
A Ryanair spokesman said: ‘This flight from Palma to Edinburgh (22 May) was delayed ahead of take-off after a customer became ill prior to departure.
‘Paramedics boarded the aircraft after medical assistance was requested but the customer sadly passed away. Ryanair extends its deepest sympathies to the bereaved and is providing any assistance required.’
In March, Brit expat Ann Rudkin, 63, died on an EasyJet flight from Gatwick as it landed in Malaga.
The grandmother-of-two, from Weymouth, Dorset, had just returned to Europe from a Caribbean cruise.