RUSSIA – A tourist identified as Alexander Dokshin committed suicide on board a plane travelling from the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh to Samara, Russia.
According to reports, during takeoff, when passengers and crew took their seats and buckled themselves, the 48-year-old Dokshin got up and made his way toÂ the toilet. Flight attendants noticed the manâ€™s disappearance after about 15 minutes and went in searchÂ of him.
They tried to open the toilet door, but the latch was blocked. Passengers helped the cabin crew to remove the door from the hinges and they found the man unconscious.
Three medical doctors on board tried to resuscitate the man but failed.
The plane then made an emergency landing at the nearest airport in Cairo and paramedicsÂ who arrived pronounced the father-of-one dead.
Passengers seated near the deceased man before his deathÂ said that he was acting strangely and talking to himself during the flight.
The manâ€™s relatives subsequently confirmed that he did have mental problems after he had a car accident in Thailand.
Police were summoned leading to a five hour delay as the death was investigated before the manâ€™s body wasÂ loaded into the luggage compartmentÂ of the plane and the flight continued to Samara with his body and other passengers.
Russiaâ€™s transport investigative committee has launched a probe into Dokshinâ€™s shocking death.
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