Tragedy unfolded on an El Al flight from Israel to NYC on Sunday evening, when a 65-year-old woman was R”L Niftar.
Sources tell YWN that the woman was on Flight 11 when she stopped breathing. She was accompanied on the flight by her family as they were returning from a Bar Mitzvah in Israel.
The woman – who is a member of the Flatbush Sephardic Community – was reportedly suffering from a medical condition the past few months and had been hospitalized this year for an extended period of time.
Misaskim was at JFK Airport when the flight arrived around Midnight (Sunday – Monday) to assist in ensuring proper Kavod HaMes and to work with the Federal and local authorities including the NYC Medical Examiners office.
Additional information will be published when available.
(Charles Gross – YWN)