Woman dies on plane

2013-08-25 08:53
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Houston - Authorities say a Saudi woman who was travelling by plane to Houston from Qatar to seek medical treatment died en route.

The Houston Chronicle reports 49-year-old Fatimah M Alsiari, a Saudi Arabian citizen, was on board a nonstop flight from Doha, Qatar when she died.

Houston police spokesperson Jodi Silva says the Qatar Airways flight landed at George Bush International airport about 16:30 on Friday.

A physician aboard the plane tended to Alsiari but could not help her. It was not known if the doctor was accompanying her.

It was not immediately known what condition the woman had or which hospital in the Texas Medical Centre she planned to visit.

Silva said Alsiari apparently died of natural causes but an official determination will be made by a medical examiner.

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