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Woman dies on London-to-Newark flight

December 2, 2014

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A woman died aboard a United Airlines flight from London that landed at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Police and a medical examiner were waiting when Flight 115 arrived at 9:45 p.m. Monday (0245 GMT, Tuesday).

Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 23-year-old New Jersey resident was traveling alone.

Pentangelo says a doctor aboard the plane tried to help when the woman was found unconscious, however she died while in flight. Pentangelo says the woman may have had a pre-existing medical condition.

Pentangelo says there was no need to quarantine other passengers.

Authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy and have not yet released her name.

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