Saudi woman dies on Qatar Airways flight

Passenger, aged 49, perishes midflight due to unspecified condition
A Qatar Airways Airbus A320 takes off from Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. Qatar Airways operated on Monday the worlds first commercial flight using propellant derived from natural gas as the Gulf state seeks to exploit its status as the worlds largest producer of the fuel. Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg
By Daniel Shane
Sun 25 Aug 2013 02:57 PM

A Saudi Arabian woman travelling to Houston from Doha on a Qatar Airways flight unexpectedly died midflight, it has been reported.

Forty-nine-year old Fatimah Alsiari was due to arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at about 4.30pm on Friday onboard flight QR077, but died a few hours into the journey, a Houston Police Department spokesperson the Houston Chronicle.

A physician onboard the aircraft attempted unsuccessfully to save Alsiari’s life. No information was provided on what caused the woman’s death, but she had been planning to visit a hospital at the Texas Medical Centre.

An official cause of death is due to be determined by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, police said.

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