Girl dies of heart attack on plane leaving LAX, report says

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An unidentified girl was pronounced dead Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after she suffered a cardiac arrest while aboard a plane bound for Seattle, a report said.

The Delta flight was still over Los Angeles during the medical emergency and turned around for an emergency landing where it was met by a team of paramedics, ABC 7 reported. The teams attempted to save the girl– who was believed to have been about 10 years old– but were unsuccessful. NBC Los Angeles reported that she was considered "beyond medical help." She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"LAFD paramedics responded to a medical aid for a minor female child and furiously worked to save her life," a statement from the fire department said. "Sadly, all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help."


Police dod not believe there was any foul play.

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