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Child dies suddenly on airplane

LAX Child Death
NBC News
Paramedics respond to the medical emergency aboard a flight at LAX

Child suffered heart attack minutes into her flight

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - A 10-year-old girl died from a heart attack just minutes into a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle.

The Delta flight had just taken off when it had to return due to the medical emergency. Paramedics were waiting on the tarmac when the plane landed, but they could not resuscitate the little girl.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death, but officers say it does not appear foul play was involved.

Police are not identifying the girl.

California News / State & Regional News

Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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