British passenger commits suicide after missing flight in Istanbul

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A British passenger traveling from London to Arbil has committed suicide in Istanbul Atatürk Airport after missing her connecting flight.

The 50-year-old British woman, identified as Jacqueline Anne Sutton, arrived in Istanbul at 9:58 p.m. on Oct. 17 with Turkish Airlines flight number 1986.

Sutton had a connecting flight to Arbil at 12:15 a.m. but reportedly missed her flight.

During her consultation with ground services after missing her flight, Sutton was informed she had to purchase another ticket, as the airlines were not responsible for the incident.

Stating it would be financially impossible for her to purchase another ticket, Sutton went to the restroom at the airport’s international arrivals terminal. Reports indicate the woman committed suicide inside the restroom using the laces of her shoes.

Sutton’s body was found by three Russian passengers who notified paramedics. Upon their arrival at the scene, paramedics could not detect Sutton’s pulse.

After being notified by the health teams, police arrived at the scene of the incident and launched an investigation.

Sutton’s body was transferred to the morgue of Turkey’s Institution of Forensic Medicine.

October/18/2015

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