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Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing after passenger commits suicide

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On Tuesday, a Turkish Airlines flight was forced to land in Algeria due to a suicide on board. Turkish Airlines Flight TK619, bound for the Moroccan city of Marrakech, departed from Istanbul Airport around noon, however an unidentified foreign passenger entered the lavatory during the flight and remained there for a considerable amount of time.

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According to the report, once the unconscious passenger was evacuated from the bathroom, the flight crew offered first aid to him, and a doctor among the passengers attempted to help him.

The passenger reportedly committed suicide on a Boeing 737-Max 8 flight. Opening the bathroom, the crew found the distressing scene. The passenger was not able to be saved despite quick medical intervention.

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As soon as the relevant inquiries and formalities were completed, local authorities seized control of the deceased passenger’s body and started the necessary procedures. The plane then continued its flight to Marrakech.

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