Passenger dies aboard Dubai-bound Qantas flight

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By AFP  www.khaleejtimes.com

A passenger has died aboard a Qantas jet bound for Dubai, the airline said Saturday, with the man reportedly suffering from a heart attack mid-air.

Flight QF9, which was travelling from Melbourne Friday, was diverted to Muscat, Oman for the medical emergency but was unable to land in time to save the man.

“Our crew did everything they could, including helping perform CPR with a doctor who was on board, but unfortunately the passenger passed away before the flight landed,” the Australian carrier said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with the passenger’s family.”

Qantas declined to give further information about the passenger and the circumstances around his death for privacy reasons, but the Sydney Morning Herald reported that he suffered a suspected heart attack.

Another passenger on board the plane told the Herald that the Airbus A380 “started to make a very fast descent”. More info

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