A woman has been reported dead after suffering a cardiac arrest aboard a United Airlines flight. The woman, travelling from Houston to London went into cardiac arrest mid-air. This isn’t the first time there has been a report of a passenger being unwell mid-air.

According to a statement by a London Ambulance Service spokesperson;

“We were called at 6:33 a.m. today to report a passenger having suffered a cardiac arrest on board a flight due to arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2.”

“We sent two cycle paramedics and an incident response officer. Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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Image of United Airlines plane. © United Airlines

The woman, who has yet to be identified, was aboard United Airlines flight 880, which took off at 4:30 p.m Tuesday in Houston and landed at 7:40 p.m local time, according to flight-tracking data was met by emergency healthcare professionals when the plane landed at Heathrow Airport.

United Airlines has since conveyed its condolences in a statement released to the media by its rep.

“A customer onboard United flight 880 today, from Houston to London Heathrow, experienced a medical emergency on board.”

“Medical personnel met the aircraft on arrival at London Heathrow. We extend our deepest condolences to the customer’s family and loved ones.”


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