A passenger has died while on board an Air New Zealand flight
to the United States, the company says.
The flight, NZ2 landed in Los Angeles on July 4, after
A coroner was called and normal processes were followed, a
She was not sure how long into the flight the death occurred.
Sergeant Karla Ortiz from Los Angeles International Airport
police said the woman who died was aged in her 50s.
It was not known if she was a New Zealander.
"There was CPR conducted and around 3 o'clock, LA time, [the
airline] requested the Coroner and the LAPD to respond."
The coroner had now taken over the case because there no
suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, Ms Ortiz
Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Mike Richards said
overseas authorities would be involved in the incident
considering it happened offshore.
However, Air New Zealand would also need to contact the CAA
about the death, he said.
"Incidents and accidents, and that's an incident, need to be
reported to us within 14 days, so I'm imagining Air New
Zealand - as a normal course of business - will report that
It did not sound as if there was a problem with the aircraft
that would concern the CAA, Mr Richards said.