Girl who died aboard plane headed to Seattle identified

LOS ANGELES — The 10-year-old girl who had a medical emergency and died aboard a Delta Air Lines flight headed to Seattle from Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night has been identified.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified her as Janice Xu, of West Vancouver, Canada.

The flight had to return to LAX shortly after takeoff.

Los Angeles Fire Department medics met Delta flight 2423 on the runway and worked to revive the child. Fire officials said in a statement that “all efforts were futile, and the child was beyond medical help."

Xu was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Fire Department said the girl went into cardiac arrest. However, her autopsy is still pending.