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Plane diverted to Rochester, medical emergency

December 18, 2013
Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A flight home from Florida ended tragically for a Minnesota family after their plane was diverted to Rochester for a medical emergency.

Authorities say a Sun Country flight was en route to Minneapolis from Fort Myers, Fla., but was diverted to Greater Rochester International Airport Monday night.

A 77-year-old Shakopee man on the flight was sitting next to his wife when he suffered an unspecified medical problem. People on board the plane administered CPR in flight.

Olmsted County sheriff's officials say paramedics were waiting on the runway when the plane landed. KTTC-TV ( ) reports paramedics were unsuccessful in trying to revive him and he was pronounced dead.


Information from: KTTC-TV,



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