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A passenger died this morning on a US Airways flight from Honolulu to Phoenix, authorities say.

Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan tells the Associated Press the passenger was a woman in her 50s.

The unidentified woman apparently lost consciousness while the plane was en route to Phoenix. Santillan tells AP that the woman had no pulse and was pronounced dead by a team of first responders that met the plane on arrival in Phoenix.

The incident happened on US Airways Flight 693, an overnight "red-eye" flight that left Honolulu on Tuesday night before arriving in Phoenix shortly around 7 a.m,. local time. The flight was on a Boeing 757 aircraft, according to US Airways.

US Airways is now part of of American Airlines as those two carriers proceed with a merger. No comment was immediately available from the company.

While rare, several in-flight deaths are reported on commercial airline flights each year.

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