Woman dies on flight from London to Newark

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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NEWARK -- A New Jersey woman died aboard a United Airlines flight from London that landed at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Police and a medical examiner were waiting when Flight 115 arrived at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said the 23-year-old Newark resident was traveling alone.

Pentangelo says a doctor aboard the plane tried to help when the woman was found unconscious, however she died while in flight. The woman may have had a pre-existing medical condition, Pentangelo said.

Pentangelo says there was no need to quarantine other passengers.

Authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy and have not yet released her name.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.