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A medical emergency resulted in a young girl being declared dead when her flight landed at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday night, authorities said.

Delta Flight #2423 on its way to Seattle returned to LAX due to a passenger medical issue on board, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

The passenger was a 10-year-old girl suffering a cardiac arrest on the plane, according to CNN affiliate KTLA.

“LAFD paramedics responded to a medical aid for a minor female child and furiously worked to save her life. Sadly, all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating the passenger’s death.



Delta airlines confirmed the incident and said the company is working to re-accommodate customers that were on the flight.


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