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DUBAI – An American woman who was headed to Dubai for a holiday died on board an Emirates flight before she could even see the emirate.
Brandi Hodges, 40, was travelling from New York to Dubai with her cousin on an EK204 flight on Thursday (June 6) at the time of the incident, the airline confirmed.
Hodges, a Chicago resident, reportedly began complaining that she felt unwell as soon as the plane landed at the Dubai airport.
“So they sat down, and Brandi fainted,” cousin Gloria Ray-Banks told ABC 13. “Then, my sister went and got one of the flight attendants.”
Hodges was given oxygen and ice and was conscious for a while before falling unconscious again. She was then taken to a medical room inside the airport where paramedics were unable to revive her.
“Emirates offers its condolences to the passenger’s family and is providing them with assistance,” an Emirates spokesperson said.
Hodges’s family is reportedly working on repatriating her body on Sunday. ICA/Expat Media
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