Passenger dies on Air New Zealand flight to London

Ruth Doherty
Passenger dies on board Air New Zealand flight to London
Passenger dies on board Air New Zealand flight to London

A passenger has died on board an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to London.

Flight NZ2 had to land in Los Angeles on 4 July after the passenger, thought to be in her 50s, passed away mid-flight.

One passenger, Allister Homes, tweeted that the flight had been delayed in Los Angeles.

"Our flight from LAX was delayed because sadly a passenger died on board the aircraft on the way to LAX."

According to the Daily Mail, a female paramedic who happened to be on the flight tried to revive her for an hour and a half with crew members, to no avail.

The plane was then on the tarmac for around two hours as the crew waited for a coroner's van to arrive.

It is thought the woman was on holiday with her husband.

According to Stuff.co.nz, an Air New Zealand spokeswoman confirmed a passenger had died on board the NZ2 flight on 4 July, and said: "Normal process was followed and the coroner was notified."

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