Woman dies after collapsing at airport


A woman has died after suffering a suspected heart attack at OR Tambo Airport in Kempton Park.

According to the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa), the woman collapsed at the airport on Monday evening.

The woman and her daughter arrived at OR Tambo airport from Cape Town on a South African Airways (SAAL) flight.

She collapsed shortly after 19:00 while she and her daughter were waiting in the domestic arrivals area.

Emergency workers, stationed at the airport, were called at 19:14 and arrived within minutes and began to administer first aid to the woman.

“Despite all efforts to revive the patient, she was pronounced dead at the scene,” reads the statement.

“At this stage, it is suspected that a cardiac arrest could have led to the woman’s death, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.”

Acsa has not released the woman’s name as all her next of kin have not yet been notified. The company expressed its condolences to the woman’s family and loved ones.