Woman dies on Alaska Airlines flight to Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — A passenger on board a plane scheduled to fly to Kansas City died Tuesday afternoon as a result of a medical emergency.

A KCI spokesman said a woman on board Alaska Airlines flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City had a medical emergency and was not able to be resuscitated.

The flight arrived at KCI at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. KCPD said the woman had already died when emergency personnel responded to the plane.

Passengers on the flight were held on the airplane for about two hours after it landed. Passengers that FOX4 talked to said the long wait was understandable given the circumstances.

"I’m just really sorry for the family of this lady," passenger Jan Andrews said.

Police said there was no foul play involved. An autopsy will determine the woman's exact cause of death.

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