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Southwest passenger dies after in-flight cardiac arrest

A woman died after a Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Indianapolis for a medical emergency Wednesday.

Flight 1628 from Atlanta to Chicago landed at Indianapolis International Airport Wednesday afternoon after an elderly woman went into cardiac arrest.

The Indianapolis Airport Fire department responded after the plane landed. The woman was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Marion County coroner also responded to the scene.

Katie McDonald, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines, confirmed the incident to, but said the carrier would not comment further due to privacy concerns. "We can never comment on our customers and their medical situations," McDonald said.

This story originally appeared on NBC-affiliate WTHR.

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