• An air passenger who was fully vaccinated but had coronavirus died mid-flight
  • The 51-year-old man was found dead by Pegasus Airlines crew on the Airbus 320
  • He was travelling on Flight 1043 from Istanbul in Turkey to Hamburg in Germany
  • Were YOU on this flight? Please email [email protected] 

By Chris Matthews For Mailonline

Published: 01:35 AEDT, 3 November 2021 | Updated: 05:21 AEDT, 3 November 2021

A fully vaccinated air passenger infected with coronavirus was found dead in his seat after a flight.

The Pegasus Airlines crew found the 51-year-old man lifeless in his seat after Flight 1043 from Istanbul, Turkey, to Hamburg, Germany, on October 25.

The man, who was born in Russia and lived in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, was travelling on an Airbus 320 when he passed away during the flight, which took off from Istanbul at around 7am GMT (10am local time).

He was found lifeless in his seat by a member of staff after all other passengers had disembarked the aircraft in Hamburg at around 12pm GMT, (1pm German time), according to local media reports.

The official cause of the man’s death is not clear although local reports have suggested he had suffered from a number of serious prior illnesses, which were not specified.

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