Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018
Cabin crews made the best efforts to save the life of a passenger who fell critically ill on a Qantas flight to Sydney yesterday morning.
A spokeswoman of Qantas confirmed that the passenger receiving treatment during the dramatic mid-air medical emergency has died. The arly morning QF2 flight that was travelling from London via Singapore was compelled to land in Adelaide owing to an incident about 3.50 a.m.
It then took off and headed to Sydney around 6 a.m.
No passengers got off the flight while it was in Adelaide. One of the witnesses on board the flight told a leading news media said that it all started about 3 a.m. with a cabin announcement asking for any doctors on board that resulted in two passengers with medical training who had come forward.
The witness said they frantically began trying to help the female patient with the assistance of almost all of the flight’s cabin crew.
According to a Qantas spokeswoman there was a doctor on board the flight, but then nothing could be done to save the passenger.
She added that their crew did everything they could, including helping perform CPR with a doctor who was on board, but unfortunately the passenger has passed away.
The witness on board said there were dramatic scenes as “very vocal” staff and passengers battled to save the woman behind curtains just metres away from him in the kitchen galley.
At about 4am, an hour after the call for doctors, the flight’s captain announced the diversion to Adelaide.
When the flight eventually landed in South Australia, police came on board but didn’t rush the patient off the plane, according to a witness.
A Qantas spokeswoman said that the airline couldn’t go into further details about the type of medical emergency that took place out of respect to the passenger’s family.