Emergency services rush to Heathrow as passenger dies on United Airlines flight from US to UK after mid-air cardiac arrest
- The London Ambulance Service was called to Heathrow Airport Terminal 2
- They boarded United Airlines flight UA880 from the US to the UK at 7.07am
- Two paramedics and an incident response officer found the body
Emergency services arrived at Heathrow this morning after a female passenger died after suffering a mid-air cardiac arrest.
The London Ambulance Service was called to Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 and boarded United Airlines flight UA880 from the US at 7.07am.
Two bicyclists and an incident response officer recovered the body of a 51-year-old woman from a flight departing from Houston.
A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.33am today (October 5) to reports of a passenger on board a flight due to arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 going into cardiac arrest.
“We sent two cyclists and an incident response officer. Unfortunately, the woman died on the spot.”
Police were called to Greater London Airport and boarded United Airlines flight UA880 from the US to the UK upon arrival at Terminal 2 at 7.07am (pictured)
The Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 06:42 on Wednesday 5 October to reports that a 51-year-old woman had died on a flight arriving at Heathrow Terminal 2 from the United States.
“Officers were present. The woman’s death was unexpected, it is being investigated and is not suspicious. Her next of kin know and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
A United Airlines spokesman said: “A customer who was on board United Airlines flight 880 from Houston to London Heathrow today received a medical emergency.
“Medical staff met the plane on arrival at London Heathrow. We offer our deepest condolences to the client’s family and loved ones.”