A woman died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday on a United Airlines flight from Houston to London, officials said.

The economy passenger was stricken on Flight 880, which took off from Houston at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for the nine-hour crossing 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, the Mirror reported.

“We were called at 6:33 a.m. today to reports of a passenger having suffered a cardiac arrest onboard a flight due to arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2,” a London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

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

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A woman died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday on a United Airlines flight from Houston to London.
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Plane landing at Heathrow Airport
Paramedics rushed to the plane at Heathrow Airport but could not save the passenger, officials said.
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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.

“Medical personnel met the aircraft on arrival at London Heathrow,” the spokesperson said.

The Post has reached out to United in an effort to determine if any medical assistance was rendered onboard.
 



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