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Emirates crew save life of unconscious passenger on Dubai-Chennai flight

Dubai - The passenger recovered and disembarked the aircraft upon arrival at Chennai.

By Saman Haziq

Published: Sun 21 Mar 2021, 1:47 AM

Passengers on a Chennai-bound Emirates flight hailed the swift action taken by the crew who “saved the life” of a passenger who fell sick during the four-hour flight.

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Confirming the news, an Emirates spokesperson told Khaleej Times: “Emirates can confirm that on flight EK 544 on March 19, 2021, a passenger felt unwell and our cabin crew members immediately administered medical assistance to the passenger following standard protocol. The passenger recovered and disembarked the aircraft upon arrival at Chennai.”

The spokesperson added: “All Emirates cabin crew go through a comprehensive training programme that prepares them to recognise and deal with medical events during the flight. The health and safety of our customers and our crew are of the utmost importance to us. ”

Taking to social media, one of the passengers on the Dubai-Chennai EK 544 flight who witnessed the incident, posted the pictures of two PPE-clad members of the cabin crew of the flight, calling them “unnamed heroes”.

Narrating the incident, the passenger wrote: “Today as I travelled to Chennai with a heavy heart having lost my dad to Covid, I was so heartened to witness the flight crew saving the life of a passenger who fell unconscious mid-flight and stopped breathing.

They were remarkable, kept their calm, moved swiftly, had a clear chain of command with 4 crew members following a step-by-step protocol - provided oxygen support, performed CPR procedures mid-flight and sent a family safe without losing a life.”

Thanking the crew of the airline, he wrote: “Here it is for the unnamed heroes, unassuming and two of the humble crew members from the team of 4. THANK U for saving a life!”


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