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West Vancouver 10-year-old girl dies after medical emergency on Delta flight

Last Updated Dec 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm PDT

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, the company logo graces the side of a Delta Air Lines jetliner at Denver International Airport in Denver. Shares of Latam Airlines Group are soaring after Delta Air Lines announced it will pay $1.9 billion for a 20% stake in the operator of South American carriers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Summary

Janice Xu of West Vancouver has been identified as the 10-year-old girl who died on a Delta Airline flight Thursday

Her flight, bound for Seattle from LAX, was forced to turn back for a medical emergency

LOS ANGELES (NEWS 1130) — A 10-year-old girl who died on a Delta Airlines flight Thursday night has been identified as Janice Xu of West Vancouver, according to the Los Angeles Times.

CNN is also confirming Xu is the girl who died, though they have not said she was from West Vancouver.

Her flight was heading from Los Angeles to Seattle when a medical emergency forced the plane to turn back.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says that medical emergency was a cardiac arrest.

A report from the department notes paramedics “furiously worked to save her life.”

“Sadly, all efforts were futile, and the child was beyond medical help,” the statement reads.

The 10-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.

The cause of death will not be confirmed until an autopsy takes place, which should be in the next couple of days.