Another One… Woman Dies Suddenly After Suffering Cardiac Arrest on United Airlines Flight from US to UK

by J Pelkey
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On Wednesday, a female passenger suffered a fatal cardiac arrest and died suddenly while in mid-air as she travelled from Houston to London.

The passenger was stricken on United Airlines Flight 880, which took off from Houston at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for the nine-hour flight and landed at London’s Heathrow Airport shortly after 7 a.m. local time, according to flight-tracking data.

She reportedly went into cardiac arrest in front of fellow passengers.

Scotland Yard told The Sun: “Police were called at 06:42hrs on Wednesday, 5 October following reports that a 51-year-old woman had died on a flight arriving into Terminal 2 at Heathrow from the United States. Officers attended.

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“The woman’s death was unexpected, it has been investigated and is not suspicious.”

“Her next of kin are aware and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told The Sun: “We were called at 6:33am today to reports of a passenger having suffered a cardiac arrest onboard a flight due to arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2.

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

No further information has been released at this time.

United Airlines extended its “deepest condolences” to the family of the woman, who has not been identified.

“A customer onboard United flight 880 today, from Houston to London Heathrow, experienced a medical emergency onboard,” a company rep said in a statement.

The passenger’s sudden death in mid-air comes after a British man died suddenly on board a plane travelling from the UK to Cyprus on Wednesday, September 28.

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