A 63-year-old German man died after coughing up litres of blood on a Lufthansa flight from Bangkok to Munich.
Why it matters
The tragic death of a passenger mid-flight is a rare and distressing event, prompting concerns about in-flight medical emergencies and the availability of appropriate medical assistance.
What the papers say
The Independent reports the distressing scene of passengers screaming as the man lost litres of blood, while Business Insider UK provides exclusive coverage for subscribers. South China Morning Post and NY Post offer similar accounts of the incident, highlighting the distressing nature of the event.
How we got here
The 63-year-old man boarded the Lufthansa flight from Bangkok to Munich with his wife, appearing unwell. Despite concerns about his health, he was allowed to remain on the flight, where his condition deteriorated, leading to his tragic death.
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