Woman Dies in Midair as Flight Diverts Too Late
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2009 5:16 PM CDT
An AirTran jet takes off from Seattle Tacoma International Airport.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – An elderly woman suffered a heart attack and died today on an AirTran flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla., WNYW-TV reports. The plane diverted to Philadelphia in an attempt to save the 80-year-old but was too late, BNO News adds. “There was a doctor on board who began tending to the patient, but unfortunately the passenger did pass away,” a spokeswoman said. The plane also blew a tire landing in Philly.