Passenger Dies 3 Hours Into 15-Hour Flight to China, Pilot Makes Major Decision for Passengers

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October 09, 2018Oct 09, 2018

Thousands of airplanes take off and land on a daily basis as they transport passengers around the globe. Millions of people fly each year and most of those flights never make the news.

However, for passengers on a flight to China, they had a very different experience. According to reports, one passenger on the plane actually died after three hours in the air.

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"Delta flight 583 took off from Detroit Metropolitan Airport for Shanghai at 4:35 p.m. but around three hours later, at around 7:15, a 'medical emergency was declared,' according to a Delta spokesperson," reported the Daily Mail.

With 12 hours to go, the pilot was faced with a difficult decision. Ultimately, the pilot decided to turn the plane around and head back to land. The plane landed without incident and the deceased passenger was transported to a local hospital by medical professionals. The plane was later rescheduled for the same trip.

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"The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday identified the passenger as Yury Rubel and said he died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease. The death was ruled a natural death. The age and hometown of the passenger weren't immediately available," reported the Daily Mail.

Please join us in praying for the deceased passenger and any of their family members. We ask that God comfort them during this time of mourning. Also, do you think the pilot made the right decision by turning around?

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