ALERT A passenger died on board United flight #UA1888 from Houston to Boston

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A passenger died on a flight from Houston to Boston overnight.

United Flight #UA1888 left Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday night heading for Logan Airport, but about two hours into the flight – just before midnight – it was diverted to Washington-Dulles because there was a medical emergency on board.

When the Boeing 737 landed, medics met the crew on the runway, but the passenger had died.

Some passengers helped the crew trying to save the man. His name has not been made public yet but a passenger on the flight, told WBZ-TV he was a man in his early 40’s who had a heart attack.

The crew used all the available equipment including an AED defibrillator.

The passengers were put on another plane to Boston at 3:09 a.m.

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