(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- A woman died on board a commercial airline while it was mid-air as she suffered a cardiac arrest, according to Daily Mail. Emergency services rushed to Heathrow Airport and boarded the United Airlines flight scheduled to land in London from the U.S.
Two cycle paramedics arrived at Terminal 2 and boarded flight UA880 which departed Houston, Texas where they recovered the body of the 51-year-old woman. Unfortunately, according to a London Ambulance Service spokesperson, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman was reportedly stricken just before the flight landed at Heathrow shortly after 7 am, according to flight-tracking data.
“We were called at 6:33am today (5 October) to reports of a passenger having suffered a cardiac arrest onboard a flight due to arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2,” the London Ambulance Service spokesperson said. “We sent two cycle paramedics and an incident response officer. Sadly, a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The Metropolitan police corroborated the ambulance report, adding that the death was unexpected.
“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. 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 United Airlines spokesperson also mentioned the facts of the tragic incident and the unfortunate death of the woman aboard the flight. They extended their condolences to the family and loved ones of the women.
The woman has not been identified, according to the New York Post, who also reached out to United Airlines to ask if any medical assistance was rendered while paramedics were on board.