BREAKING NEWS: Woman dies on transatlantic flight from Heathrow to Newark
A female traveller has died aboard a United Airlines flight from London Heathrow to Newark
The woman, believed to be from Newark, USA, was travelling alone aboard the United Airlines flight from London Heathrow.
She was found unconscious when the plane was already in mid-air, it is believed.
The woman is believed to have suffered with a pre-existing medical problem
Despite the efforts of a doctor on the plane, the female traveller – who has not been named – died before Flight 115 landed in Newark Airport in New Jersey.
A medical examiner arrived with police as the United plane landed at 2:50am GMT last night in New Jersey to make the pronouncement.
Preliminary examinations seems to indicate that the female passenger is understood to have “passed away from natural causes”, said a Port Authority spokesperson.
However, a cause of death is not yet known.
The woman is believed to have suffered with a pre-existing medical problem, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo confirmed in an email.
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