Hawaiian Air Flight Diverted After Flight Attendant Dies

January 25, 2019 Updated: January 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO—A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York City was diverted to San Francisco after a male flight attendant died of an apparent heart attack, officials said Jan. 25.

Medical personnel attempted CPR during the flight but suspended those efforts prior to landing.

Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman Ann Botticelli said Emile Griffith had been with the company for 31 years.

“Emile both loved and treasured his job at Hawaiian and always shared that with our guests,” Botticelli said in a statement.

The airline has made counseling available for Griffith’s colleagues, she said.

The plane was carrying 253 passengers and 12 crewmembers when it departed Honolulu on Jan. 24.

San Francisco airport spokesman Doug Yakel says the plane landed in San Francisco five hours after takeoff after a flight crew member had “a suspected heart attack,” and the passengers were put on other flights.

Yakel says medical personnel attempted CPR during the flight, but suspended those efforts before landing.

Andrea Bartz, who was on the flight to John F. Kennedy Airport, said on Twitter that the crew made an announcement asking for a doctor to go to first class and help with a medical emergency.

JUST IN: Sadly, we've learned the flight attendant who suffered the medical emergency has died.#HINews #HNN

Hawaii News Now 发布于 2019年1月25日周五

Andrea Bartz tweeted that “so many doctors came forward” and that police officers came on board after the plane landed in San Francisco on Jan. 24 night. Bartz declined to be interviewed.

Bartz declined to be interviewed. But she and another passenger complained on Twitter that the airline played ukulele music during the emergency.

“Hawaiian Airlines is still playing the ukulele/traditional singing soundtrack meant for boarding and deplaning, and I’ll tell ya, it’s not making anyone calmer,” she tweeted.

The San Mateo County Coroner declared the flight crew member deceased on arrival.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York City was diverted to San Francisco Thursday night after a flight attendant died of an apparent heart attack, officials said Friday.

ABC15 Arizona 发布于 2019年1月25日周五

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