Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

Sunday, March 09, 2014

An elderly American woman has died of a heart attack despite medical intervention after becoming ill on a Turkish Airlines flight.

An elderly American woman has died of a heart attack despite medical intervention after becoming ill on a Turkish Airlines flight.

ISTANBUL - An elderly woman of American nationality has died after becoming ill on a Turkish Airlines flight to Los Angeles.

The plane had made an emergency landing at Kastrup airport, Copenhagen, due to the ill passenger. 

The woman, whose name has not been revealed, who was diagnosed with a heart attack, died despite intervention from a medical team, airport officials said.

The flight from Istanbul continued to Los Angeles after an ambulance had taken the woman to hospital, officials said.

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