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Emergency landing in Merida after passenger suffers heart attack

Merida, Yucatan — A plane from El Salvador headed to the United States landed in Merida after one of its passengers became ill.

The emergency landing took place Wednesday at around 11:00 a.m. after a passenger from the El Salvador flight suffered an apparent heart attack. The captain was forced to land the plane in Merida.

Paramedics arrived at the air terminal to meet the flight and tend to the patient, however, the man had already died.