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Aeroflot reports death of Ukrainian citizen on board Moscow-Barnaul flight

October 14, 2014, 13:46 UTC+3 YEKATERINBURG
Doctors summoned to Sheremetyevo airport departure zone in Moscow to examine the woman who complained of heart problems had recommended that the passenger should refrain from the flight
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YEKATERINBURG, October 14. /TASS/. The press service of the Russian Aeroflot airline company told TASS on Tuesday that a woman, who was a citizen of Ukraine, died on board a flight Moscow-Barnaul on Monday.

Doctors summoned to Sheremetyevo airport departure zone in Moscow to examine the woman who complained of heart problems had recommended that the passenger should refrain from the flight before she went aboard, but the passenger signed a rejection certificate. The son of the passenger had also insisted on continuing the flight, the press service said.

During the flight, chief pilot was informed that the condition of one of the passengers had deteriorated. The chief pilot made a decision to make an emergency landing at an airport in Tyumen. Doctors had arrived at the airport before the plane landed. After the aircraft landed, the doctors did everything possible to save the woman, but their efforts were in vain. The woman died despite twenty minutes of reanimation efforts, the Aeroflot press service said.

Sergey Pronin, executive director of Roshchino Tyumen airport, told TASS earlier that the doctors began reanimation efforts after they had established the fact of death.

The Urals regional transport investigative department has opened an investigation into the passenger's death on board. Heart failure has been established as the cause of the tragic incident, it said.

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