An airline passenger met his untimely death aboard an Afriqiyah Airways plane traveling from Alexandria to Benghazi Monday.

The deceased, who was a cardiac patient, was flying back to Libya after months of therapy, according to the Director of the Cooperation and International Relations Office at the airlines, Moez bin Ismail.

He confirmed that the unidentified patient died on board the plane before taking off, and the body was removed afterward.

As a result of the incident, the flight was delayed for about an hour before resuming its trip to Benina Airport of Benghazi and from there to Tunis.