An 85-year-old woman travelling with four family members, died on board an American Airline flight en route to Bermuda last night from Miami.

Despite life saving efforts, the woman, who became ill on the flight, died as the flight arrived into the Island.

A Skyport Airport Duty Officer said: “Last night at 9:12pm, American Airlines informed Skyport of a medical emergency onboard the flight from Miami to Bermuda. An elderly woman had a medical issue and was being treated on the aircraft by a doctor. Emergency personnel were called to the LF Wade International Airport, but unfortunately, the passenger died onboard at 9:57pm.

“She was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with her son, who was travelling with her. Bermuda Skyport would like to wish condolences to the entire family.”