20 Jan 2017

Man dies from heart attack on Auckland-Melbourne flight

1:24 pm on 20 January 2017

A Qantas flight bound for Melbourne had to return to Auckland yesterday after a man died on board.

The airline said the flight left Auckland about 6am yesterday, but turned back after half an hour after a man had a heart attack.

A spokesman said cabin crew attempted to resuscitate the man but he was declared dead by paramedics that met the plane on arrival back in Auckland.