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Passenger ‘kills himself’ during flight from Egypt: Man, 48, is found dead in toilet

Passenger ‘kills himself’ during flight from Egypt: Man, 48, is found dead in toilet, forcing emergency landing

  • Russian Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious inside the toilet of plane
  • He was found shortly after the S7 Airlines flight took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on its journey to the Russian city of Samara
  • The captain of the flight made an emergency landing in Cairo while medics tried to save Dokshin who was later pronounced dead


A passenger onboard a flight from Egypt to Russia allegedly killed himself in the plane’s toilet, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Cairo.

Russian Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious inside the lavatory shortly after the S7 Airlines flight took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on its journey to the Russian city of Samara.

The plane crew had broken down the door to find Dokshin’s body, before the captain quickly put out a call for a doctor or medic on board to go immediately to the rear of the plane – causing ‘panic’ among passengers. 

Russian Alexander Dokshin, 48, was found unconscious inside the lavatory shortly after the S7 Airlines flight took off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on its journey to the Russian city of Samara

The plane crew had broken down the door to find Dokshin's body, before the captain quickly put out a call for a doctor or medic on board to go immediately to the rear of the plane - causing 'panic' among passengers. Pictured: Doksin with his wife Kristina

The plane crew had broken down the door to find Dokshin’s body, before the captain quickly put out a call for a doctor or medic on board to go immediately to the rear of the plane – causing ‘panic’ among passengers. Pictured: Doksin with his wife Kristina

Dokshin was found unconscious shortly after the S7 Airlines flight took off from Egypt (file image)

 Dokshin was found unconscious shortly after the S7 Airlines flight took off from Egypt (file image)

While a medic tried to resuscitate the father-of-one, the pilot made an emergency landing in Cairo where further attempts to save the 48-year-old failed. He was then pronounced dead.   

Police were summoned leading to a five hour delay as the death was investigated before the flight continued with his body in the hold.

‘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. 

‘I turned around and saw that people behind me were in panic.’ 

Egyptian paramedics certified his death and police quizzed those on board who had tried to save the man. The Russian consul was also summoned to investigate the death of Dokshin, who leaves behind his wife Kristina, 37, and their young daughter. 

While a medic tried to resuscitate the father-of-one, the pilot made an emergency landing in Cairo where further attempts to save the 48-year-old failed. Pictured: Dokshin with his daughter

While a medic tried to resuscitate the father-of-one, the pilot made an emergency landing in Cairo where further attempts to save the 48-year-old failed. Pictured: Dokshin with his daughter

The Russian consul was also summoned to investigate the death of Dokshin, who leaves behind his wife Kristina, 37, and their young daughter (pictured)

The Russian consul was also summoned to investigate the death of Dokshin, who leaves behind his wife Kristina, 37, and their young daughter (pictured)

‘We rushed to land in Cairo and then were kept on the plane for five hours until his body was unloaded from the plane and placed in the luggage compartment,’ said Tatyana.

A spokeswoman for S7 airline – a Oneworld alliance partner of British Airways, and Russia’s largest domestic carrier – said: ‘Having found the passenger unconscious, the captain decided to make an immediate emergency landing at the nearest airport – Cairo.

‘Three medical staff, including a resuscitator, were present on the flight and provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation until the aircraft landed.

‘The passenger was handed over to local doctors at Cairo airport, but unfortunately, despite all the resuscitation efforts, he died.’

Russia’s transport investigative committee has launched a probe into Dokshin’s shocking death.

The dead man was described as a ‘normal family man’ with a car mechanic business. 

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