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Man dies on Auckland to Melbourne flight

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/01/2017

Qantas © Getty Images Qantas A Qantas flight from Auckland to Melbourne has turned back after a passenger died following a heart attack.

The adult male suffered a cardiac arrest and died during Thursday morning's flight QF152, a St John's ambulance spokeswoman confirmed.

The flight departed at 6.10am.

There was a nurse on board who helped cabin crew, a Qantas spokesman told NZ Newswire.

The Boeing 737-800, capable of carrying up to 174 passengers, was full and had only taken off half an hour earlier, he said.

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