British Airways flight attendant dies on aircraft

By Linh Le   January 6, 2024 | 03:00 pm PT
A British Airways flight attendant died on board an aircraft just before the flight from London to Hong Kong was set to leave.
An aircraft from British Airways. Photo from British Airways Instagram

An aircraft from British Airways. Photo from British Airways' Instagram

Metro reported that the incident happened on Dec. 30, 2023, when the 52-year-old male crew member collapsed as he was getting ready for the plane’s departure.

A passenger on the flight stepped in to administer first aid following the captain’s request for help. Meanwhile, the London Ambulance Service was quickly informed and sent an ambulance team, a rapid response vehicle, a bicycle paramedic, and a trauma unit to Heathrow airport.

However, despite the swift medical response, they were unable to save the attendant. The death was confirmed at the scene by a spokesperson for the Ambulance Service, as stated in a Business Insider report.

Passengers on the affected flight were consequently provided accommodation in hotels nearby and their departure was rearranged for the next day.

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