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Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

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A passenger on a US Airways flight died before the plane could land at Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday morning.

The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed about 6:45 a.m., Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said.

The flight, US Airways 693, left Honolulu Tuesday night and was scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m., an airport spokeswoman said.

No other information was available.

CBS 5 News attempted to reach a spokesman with American Airlines, US Airways' merger partner.

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