A man has died following a “medical emergency” inside Newcastle International Airport.
Emergency services dashed to the hub at around 8am on Saturday but, despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man’s next of kin have been informed, Chronicle Live reports.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 8am on Saturday, September 17, we received a report of a medical emergency inside Newcastle International Airport.
“Emergency services attended but sadly a man was later confirmed as deceased. His next of kin are aware.
“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be made for the coroner.”
Further details about the man, including his name, age or where he is from, have not been disclosed at this stage.
Newcastle International Airport and North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have been contacted for a comment.
The airport, which is near the Prestwick area of the city, is a hub for Jet2 and Ryanair.
The tragedy comes after a passenger died at Gatwick Airport after reportedly falling down an escalator in the summer.
The disabled passenger reportedly made his way through Gatwick’s North Terminal after assistance didn’t arrive.
He and his wife are said to have needed special assistance getting off the plane.
Sources told The Sun a member of staff arrived to take the woman into the airport but the man was left on the plane.
They said: “He must not have wanted to wait for the staff member to come back so made his own way into the terminal.
“While on the escalator the passenger fell down and suffered serious injuries as a result and died.
“This is a tragic incident which should never have happened. Someone should have been helping him.”