Israeli baby girl dies on flight home from Thailand
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Israeli baby girl dies on flight home from Thailand

1-year-old pronounced dead after plane makes emergency stop in Russian city of Kazan

An Aeroflot Airbus A330-200 seen departing from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on June 17, 2011. (CC BY-SA Wikimedia commons)
An Aeroflot Airbus A330-200 seen departing from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on June 17, 2011. (CC BY-SA Wikimedia commons)

An Israeli baby died while returning with her family to Israel from a vacation in Thailand.

According to Hebrew media reports Saturday, the one-year-old was on an Aeroflot flight from Thailand to Moscow when she began experiencing health problems.

The pilot of the airplane made an emergency stop in the Russian city of Kazan, but doctors were unable to resuscitate the baby and declared her dead.

The baby reportedly had a genetic condition.

The Foreign Ministry said it was aware of the incident and that the Israeli embassy in Moscow asked the Jewish community in Kazan to assist the family.

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