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February 12, 2013

Passenger dead when plane lands

the man collapsed on the jetway leading to the terminal

SALT LAKE CITY — United Airlines officials say a passenger was pronounced dead shortly after a plane from Denver landed in Salt Lake City.

United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the man collapsed Sunday evening on the jetway leading to the terminal.

She says paramedics were called immediately.

But accounts of the event differ. Army Reserve medic and passenger Jared Noall told KSL ( http://bit.ly/Xyzedm) he and two others performed CPR on the man in the aisle of the plane until paramedics arrived.

The man, who the station says appeared to be in his 30s, was later pronounced dead.

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Salt Lake City airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann declined to release the person's age, gender or name. She says airport police are looking into the situation.

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Dennis Worden Dennis Worden Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:39:42 PM with a jet in the air being so inaccessable to medical resources, should airlines staff a licensed paramedic and a full range of ACLS drugs, including sedatives for combative subjects, on a jet?

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