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A plane flying from Egypt to Russia was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger on board was found dead in the toilet after allegedly killing himself.
Russian passenger Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found in the lavatory of a flight from S7 airlines that took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and was headed to the Russian city of Samara.
The crew onboard the plane had to break down the door, only to find Dokshin's body on the floor. Because of this, the captain of the plane put out a call for a doctor or medic on board to head to the rear of the plane, which caused 'panic' among passengers.
While the medic tried to save the father-of-one, the pilot of forced to make an emergency landing in Cairo to save his life. Unfortunately, they failed to save Dokshin and he was pronounced dead.
Police then arrived soon after, causing a five-hour delay in the flight as the authorities investigated the incident before the flight continued with his body in the hold, the Daily Mail reports.
'I was sitting in the middle of the plane and panicked when they announced that a medic was needed,' said Tatyana, a passenger on the plane.
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The police interrogated those on board for a few hours while the Russian council in Egypt was also summoned to investigate his death.
Russia's transport investigative committee has launched a probe into Dokshin's shocking death.
Dokshin had a car mechanic business and was described as a 'normal family man'. He is survived by his wife Kristina, 37, and their young daughter.
For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.
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