The young woman was found unconscious mid-air (Picture: Getty Images)
A 23-year-old woman has died on a flight from London to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, it has emerged.
The woman, who was travelling alone on the United Airlines flight, was found unconscious mid-air after the plane took off just before 6.45pm GMT on Monday.
A doctor on board the flight attended to the woman and tried to resuscitate her but she was declared dead at 1.30am GMT.
‘United confirms that a passenger passed away on flight UA115 from London Heathrow to New York/Newark on December 1 2014,’ said a United Airlines spokesman.
‘We offer our condolences to the passenger’s family. For privacy reasons, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further.’
The woman, who was from New Jersey, had pre-existing medical problems according to a Port Authority spokesman, although more information is needed before a cause…
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