Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on flight

Carrie Fisher suffers heart attack on flight

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack during a United Airlines flight from London to LA, according to reports.

The actress, who had been in the UK promoting her new book The Princess Diarist, went into cardiac arrest 15 minutes before the end of the London to LA flight.

Passengers attempted to revive her with CPR and after the plane landed she was taken to hospital,

United Airlines issued a statement saying: “Medical personnel met United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles upon arrival today after the crew reported that a passenger was unresponsive.

“Our thoughts are with our customer at this time and any requests for additional information should be directed to local authorities.”