Teen dies on Delta flight

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  1. MSYgirl

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    A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Atlanta was diverted to an airport in Spokane, Wash., after a 16-year-old boy suffered a medical emergency and died on board, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

    The incident happened aboard Delta Flight 128, a spokesman for Spokane International Airport told the AP. The name of the teen has not been released.

    Michael Thomas, a Delta spokesman, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that pilots decided to divert to Spokane as a result of the medical emergency. There were 258 passengers aboard the Boeing 767 jet. It had been scheduled to land in Atlanta about 4 p.m. local time.

    Joe Ryan, a passenger aboard the plane, told the AJC in a telephone interview from the Spokane airport, that the pilot of the plane informed passengers almost immediately after takeoff that there was a medical emergency aboard the aircraft.

    “The plane never really got too high,” said Ryan. “The pilot all the sudden got on the intercom and said there was a passenger in dire need (of medical attention).”
     
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    Very sad :(

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    Indeed. Parents aren't supposed to bury their children. Can only imagine how helpless the parents may have felt on the plane.
     
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    How very sad!

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    My condolence goes out to the family and friends :(
     
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    How true. It turns the natural order on its head. Very upsetting...
     
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    Terrible for the parents, and for the flight crew as well. Terrible to feel helpless in a situation like that.
     
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