Woman dies on Jetstar flight bound for Auckland

Jetstar Airbus A330-200 VH-EBA rotating from Sydney Airport Runway 34L.
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An elderly woman died on an overnight Jetstar flight from Rarotonga to Auckland on Friday.

She suffered a medical event at around 3am on JQ130 and attempts by crew and a doctor to resuscitate her failed, a witness told Stuff.

The witness said the woman's body was moved to the back of the plane for the remainder of the flight.

A Jetstar spokesperson told Stuff medical services and police met the aircraft once it landed in Auckland.