A woman has died in hospital in Limerick after the transatlantic flight on which she was travelling diverted to Shannon Airport early yesterday morning.
It is reported that she was Karin Strenz, a member of the German federal parliament and in her 50s.
Strenz, who was a member of Angela Merkel’s CDU party, was travelling on a flight from Cuba to Germany when she suddenly fell ill..
The flight was en route from Varadero in Cuba to Frankfurt, Germany when the crew declared a medical emergency while the flight was still west of Ireland.
It is understood the woman suffered a possible “cardiac incident”.