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Teen dies on flight aboard Delta Airlines; plane diverted

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A teen dies on a flight and sources are already claiming "natural causes" before an autopsy determines the cause of death. A Delta Airlines jet headed to Atlanta from Seattle was diverted just minutes into the flight due to a medical emergency. Passengers later learned a 16-year-old teenager flying with family for a Christmas celebration, lost consciousness and passed away in-flight, Saturday. Unconfirmed sources say the youth had a pre-existing condition.

An unnamed teenager died on flight 128 shortly after the Delta Airlines airliner, carrying 258 passengers, lifted off from Washington State to Atlanta metro, where the boy resides, according to a Dec. 8 WND news report.

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

The flight crew aboard the Boeing 767 quickly relocated the teen to the back of the aircraft where they and others made unsuccessful attempts to revive him.

A short time later, the plane landed and was met by several emergency vehicles.

Ryan said he overheard the crew and family saying that the teenager had a preexisting condition, likely cerebral palsy. However, family members said the boy was medically cleared to fly.

After the teenager died aboard the flight, Spokane Fire Department posted a message on its Facebook page. It read:

Despite resuscitation attempts, the young patient did not survive. The military family was traveling with the youth to Atlanta for a family Christmas."

After the sudden death of the teen in-flight, Delta Airlines flew in another crew to the Spokane Airport in order to get passengers safely to their destination in Atlanta.

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