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200101Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessMEDICAL DIVERSION. DIVERTED TO AUS DUE TO ILL PAX. DECLARED EMER, OVERWT LNDG. NORMAL OPS OTHERWISE.MD80 CREW DIVERTED TO AUS WITH AN ILL PAX.
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200103Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
DURING MY 15 MIN WALK-THROUGH IN THE CABIN, MRS X, SEATED, STOPPED ME, SAID HER HUSBAND MR X WAS NOT FEELING WELL. HE WAS CLAMMY AND SWEATING. I SAID I WOULD GET HER SOME COLD TOWELS. ON MY WAY BACK TO THE COACH CABIN, I NOTICED THAT MRS X WAS RUNNING TO THE BACK OF THE ACFT TO GET IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FROM FLT ATTENDANT #1. WE BOTH ARRIVED AT MR X'S SEAT AT THE SAME TIME. AT THIS POINT, MR X WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND NOT RESPONDING TO MY COMMANDS. WE IMMEDIATELY VACATED OTHER PAX SEATED IN THE AREA AND LAID MR X FLAT. WE FOLLOWED OUR MEDICAL PROCS AND AT THIS POINT, FLT ATTENDANT #2 ARRIVED AT THE SCENE. I MENTIONED TO HER THIS IS CODE RED, MEANING THAT SHE IS TO OBTAIN THE FIRST AID KIT, ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT, AND THE AED. I THEN DELEGATED FLT ATTENDANT #1 AND #2 TO REMAIN WITH MR X AND I IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED THE CAPT AND PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN. DR A, AND DR B SEATED IN THE MAIN CABIN, AND AN RN RESPONDED TO OUR REQUEST. MR X EXPERIENCED A PROBABLE HEART ATTACK AND A NUMBER OF SEIZURES. IV WAS INSERTED AND AED WAS USED. AT THIS POINT, DR B SAID WE NEEDED TO LAND IMMEDIATELY. CAPT WAS NOTIFIED AND WE LANDED IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM, WITHIN 20 MINS TIME. GND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CAME ABOARD AND MR X WAS REMOVED FROM ACFT AND WAS ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL. TO REMOVE MR X, A STRETCHER WAS NEEDED, THEREFORE, THERE WAS A DELAY IN REMOVING MR X BECAUSE THE GND MEDICAL PERSONNEL HAD TO CONTACT THE FIRE DEPT FOR A STRETCHER. THE AISLE CHAIR/GURNEY WAS NOT THE EQUIP TO UTILIZE DUE TO THE SIZE AND CONDITION THE PAX WAS IN. THE FOLLOWING EMER EQUIP USED ON BOARD WERE: ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT, FIRST AID KIT, AED, AND A SOLID STATE OXYGEN UNIT. ON ARR IN DALLAS, WE CALLED THE HOSPITAL TO FOLLOW UP ON MR X'S CONDITIONS AND HE WAS IN STABLE CONDITION AND BEING EVALUATED BY MEDICAL STAFF.
WDB FLC DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT FOR A PAX MEDICAL EMER.
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200103Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A MALE PAX, PROBABLY IN HIS 60'S, WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING AND LOST CONSCIOUSNESS FOR SEVERAL MINS. HIS COLOR WAS VERY PALE, GRAY -- AWFUL. I WAS ADVISED BY THE #3 FLT ATTENDANT, WHO THEN PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN. 2 MD'S AND AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST RESPONDED TO THE PAGE AND ASSISTED THE PAX. THEY USED THE EMER MEDICAL KIT AND ASSESSED HIS CONDITION. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HE HAD HAD TRIPLE BY-PASS SURGERY 4 WKS EARLIER AND HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM THE FLU FOR 3 DAYS. I ADVISED THE CAPT AND TOOK MESSAGES BACK AND FORTH BTWN HIM AND THE DOCTOR MOST INVOLVED. THE DOCTOR MADE THE DECISION TO SEEK FURTHER MEDICAL CARE FOR THE PAX. THE CAPT DIVERTED TO ABQ AND THE PLANE WAS MET BY EMTS. PAX WAS TAKEN TO THE LCL HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER CARE. PAX SHOULD PROBABLY NOT HAVE BEEN FLYING, BUT WE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING HIS MEDICAL HISTORY WHEN HE BOARDED.
AN MD80 FLT DIVERTS TO ABQ WHEN IT'S DISCOVERED A PAX WAS UNCONSCIOUS 1 HR AFTER DEPARTING LAX, CA.
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200104Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX DEVELOPED UNKNOWN MEDICAL CONDITION. FELT ILL AND HAD POOR COLOR. I NOTIFIED #1 FLT ATTENDANT OF SIT. #1 FLT ATTENDANT RETRIEVED OXYGEN AND ADMINISTERED SOLID STATE WHILE OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES WERE BROUGHT TO PATIENT (IE, AED, ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT). DOCTORS WERE PRESENT. AED USED TO MONITOR HEART RHYTHM. NO SHOCK GIVEN AND PATIENT NEVER LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. FLT CONTINUED TO ORD WHERE PARAMEDICS XFERRED PAX TO HOSPITAL.
PAX ILLNESS. EMER MEDICAL EQUIP USED. FLT CONTINUED TO DEST WHERE PAX XFERRED TO HOSPITAL.
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200104Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS PREPARING THE AFT GALLEY FOR LNDG. ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT TOLD ME A PAX 'PASSED OUT.' I SAW FLT ATTENDANT OBTAINING MEDICAL EQUIP AND CPR BEING PERFORMED ON PAX AT XA DOOR. I OBTAINED ADDITIONAL EMER EQUIP REQUESTED BY FLT ATTENDANTS AND MONITORED PAX OF ACFT AND MANNED THE 4L&R DOORS FOR LNDG. DOCTORS VOLUNTEERED AND PERFORMED MUCH OF THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. THEY REQUESTED EQUIP USING MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, CREATING SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT SUPPLIES WE HAD ON BOARD. IF THE 'ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT' WAS MORE CLRLY LABELED WITH CONTENTS AND PACKED IN MORE ORGANIZED MANNER, AND THE BAG LABELED 'RESUSCITATOR-SUCTION' WAS LABELED WITH THE WORD 'MEDICAL KIT' AS DESCRIBED IN OUR MANUAL THERE WOULD BE LESS CONFUSION IN EMER SIT.
PAX DEAD ON ARR AFTER BEING STRICKEN BY ILLNESS DURING APCH.
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200105Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
THE #4 FLT ATTENDANT ALERTED ME THAT OUR PAX IN SEAT XYZ WAS HAVING A SEIZURE. WE STARTED PLACING BLANKETS AROUND HER. THE #4 FLT ATTENDANT FELT THE PAX'S PULSE ON HER NECK AND IN MOMENTS THE PULSE WAS GONE. I RANG THE CHIMES AND TOLD #3 FLT ATTENDANT TO BRING THE AED AND KIT AND TO NOTIFY THE COCKPIT OF THE SIT. I THEN CALLED FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND AN LPN RESPONDED. WE HAD ALSO STARTED GIVING HER OXYGEN BEFORE HER HEARTBEAT STOPPED. WE THEN GOT HER ON THE FLOOR, AND CHKED AGAIN FOR A PULSE, WHICH HAD COME BACK. WE PUT HER BACK ON OXYGEN AND USED THE AED TO MONITOR HER HEARTBEAT UNTIL WE LANDED IN ZZZ FOR FURTHER MEDICAL ATTN FOR HER.
AN S80 FLT BOUND FOR ORD DIVERTS TO ZZZ FOR A MEDICAL EMER.
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200105Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A 2 YR OLD BOY ATE PEANUTS ON THIS FLT. AFTER 15 MINS, HE BROKE OUT IN HIVES ON HIS HEAD AND NECK. HIS LIPS SWELLED UP ALONG WITH HIS EYES AND MOUTH. HIS PARENTS APCHED US FOR HELP. THERE WERE 2 NURSES ON BOARD AND THEY DISSOLVED A BENADRYL TO GIVE HIM. THE FLC CALLED AIRLINE MEDICAL AND WE WERE TOLD TO OPEN OUR EMER KIT FOR LIQUID BENADRYL (A SHOT). THIS SEEMED TO SLOW THE REACTION DOWN SOME, HOWEVER, THE CAPT FELT WE SHOULD RETURN TO SEATTLE TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE TO HAVE THE BOY LOOKED AT BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. WE DIVERTED TO SEATTLE.
A B777 DIVERTS TO SEA WHEN A 2 YR OLD BOY DEVELOPS AN ALLERGIC REACTION 15 MINS AFTER EATING PEANUTS ON THE FLT. ZSE, WA.
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200106Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ENRTE YYZ-ORD AT FL280 30 MI SW FNT VOR, #1 FLT ATTENDANT RPTED PAX IN XX WAS HAVING CHEST PAINS. VERY WEAK AND PALE. PAX WAS ON OXYGEN AND WIFE GAVE HIM A NITROGLYCERIN PILL. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER WITH ATC AND RECEIVE DIRECT ORD. INFORMED DISPATCH OF CONDITION AND COORDINATED FOR PARAMEDIC TO MEET AND BOARD THE FLT IN ORD. ON APCH TO ORD RWY 27R, FLT ATTENDANT RPTED THAT THE PAX WAS A REGISTERED NURSE TO ASSIST. LANDED ORD AND PARAMEDICS TOOK PAX FROM ACFT.
B737 FLC DECLARED MEDICAL EMER TO ATC FOR EXPEDITED HANDLING IN DSCNT TO DEST ARPT FOR AN ILL PAX. PARAMEDICS MET ACFT UPON LNDG.
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200105Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
THIS WAS A MEDICAL EMER. A PAX WENT INTO CONVULSIONS. SHE STOPPED CONVULSING AND I PUT HER ON OXYGEN. HER HEARTBEAT WAS STRONG. SHE WENT INTO ANOTHER SEIZURE AND WHEN SHE STOPPED, HER PULSE BEGAN TO FADE AND THEN IT DISAPPEARED. WE GOT HER AN AISLE FLOOR. 'AED' AND 'EMER MEDICAL' KIT WERE RETRIEVED. WE GOT READY FOR CPR AND COMPRESSIONS. I DID A 'LOOK, LISTEN AND FEEL' FOR BREATHING BEFORE STARTING CPR, AND SHE WAS BREATHING WITH A STRONG PULSE. WE DIVERTED TO DTW, KEEPING HER ON OXYGEN. WE APPLIED AED PADS FOR MONITORING ONLY. PARAMEDICS TOOK OVER WHEN WE LANDED. PATIENT WAS ALERT AT THAT POINT. THE ONLY THING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IS THAT THE PARAMEDICS NEVER ASKED THOSE OF US INVOLVED WHAT HAD HAPPENED. MAYBE THAT COULD HAVE HELPED THEM TO HELP HER. OTHERWISE, THE SIT WENT IN A TEXTBOOK FORMAT. I'M PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF SUCH A GREAT TEAM OF FLT ATTENDANTS. MY TRAINING OBVIOUSLY HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MY PERFORMANCE!
MD SUPER 80 DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT DUE TO MEDICAL EMER FOR AN ILL PAX.
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200105Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS NOTIFIED WE HAD AN UNCONSCIOUS PAX. 2 MEDICAL DOCTORS WERE CHKING VITAL SIGNS AND ADMINISTERING OXYGEN. PAX REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. APPROX 15 MINS LATER, PURSER ADVISED THAT DOCTORS SAID PAX WAS UNSTABLE AND RECOMMENDED WE LAND ASAP. I CONSULTED BRIEFLY WITH DOCTOR TO CONFIRM. DECLARED EMER, DIVERTED TO SJU. REQUESTED EMT'S.
B757 CAPT DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER FOR A SICK PAX AND DIVERTED TO LAND.
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200106Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX COMPLAINED OF BACK SPASMS, TIGHTENING OF MUSCLES, DIDN'T FEEL WELL. PAX HAD SYMPTOMS THE DAY BEFORE, JUST TOOK MEDICATION TO HELP WITH PAIN. BUT INFLT BECAME TOO PAINFUL. RN ON BOARD HELPED OUT -- CHKED BLOOD PRESSURE AND ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. CAPT LANDED IN PDX. PAX WALKED OFF ACFT AND WE CONTINUED TO SJC.
AN MD82 FLC DIVERTS TO PDX TO DROP OFF A PAX WHO COMPLAINED OF SEVERE BACK PAINS INFLT FROM SEA, WX.
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200106Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WHEN I APCHED THE FATHER OF A SMALL 2 YR OLD CHILD, HE SAID HE WAS CHOKING ON A PEANUT. I COULD SEE HE WASN'T CHOKING BUT APPEARED TO BE HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO SOMETHING. THE FATHER HAD GIVEN HIM PEANUTS. THE CHILD'S LIPS WERE TWICE THE NORMAL SIZE AND HE WAS SCRATCHING HIMSELF ALL OVER AND WAS OBVIOUSLY DISTRESSED. I ASKED THE FATHER IF HE HAD (THE CHILD) AN ALLERGY TO PEANUTS. HE SAID YES, WHEN HE WAS SMALL. WELL, THE CHILD WAS ONLY 2 NOW! I THEN WENT TO INFORM THE #1 FLT ATTENDANT AND SHE INFORMED THE COCKPIT. WE PAGED FOR A DOCTOR. NO DOCTOR BUT A NURSE VOLUNTEERED ASSISTANCE. WE HAD AN EMER LNDG IN SEATTLE AND THE PARAMEDICS TOOK THE SMALL CHILD TO THE HOSPITAL.
B777 FLC DIVERTED FOR ILL CHILD PAX WHO HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO PEANUTS.
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200107Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX HAD CHEST PAINS. HE TOOK NITROGLYCERIN WITH NO RELIEF. FLT ATTENDANT #2 ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. I PAGED FOR A DOCTOR TO VOLUNTEER. 2 DOCTORS AND 1 NURSE VOLUNTEERED. AT THEIR SUGGESTION, PAX WAS MOVED TO FIRST CLASS FOR MORE COMFORT AND ROOM. FLT ATTENDANT #2 BROUGHT AED TO DOCTORS. SHE ATTACHED PADS, DOCTOR MONITORED AND SHOCKED ONCE PER AED. I KEPT COCKPIT INFORMED WITH PROGRESS OF PAX. DOCTORS ALSO PUT PAX ON IV FROM THE ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT. THEY ALSO USED BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF AND STETHOSCOPE TO CHK. THE CAPT DECLARED MEDICAL EMER FOR IMMEDIATE CLRNC TO DFW WHERE MEDICAL PERSONNEL MET THE FLT AND TOOK PAX IN A WHEELCHAIR.
MD80 CREW HAD PAX MEDICAL EMER IN CAB CLASS A AIRSPACE.
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200107Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AT APPROX XA30, I WAS IN THE AFT GALLEY, JUST HAVING FINISHED THE PICK-UP SVC AFTER BREAKFAST. I HEARD A PA ASKING FOR A PHYSICIAN, DOCTOR OR NURSE. I PROCEEDED TO MID CABIN WHERE FLT ATTENDANT #3 WAS TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT WAS WRONG WITH AN ILL PAX. TOGETHER, WE CHKED BREATHING AND PULSE, WHICH BOTH WERE PRESENT. FLT ATTENDANT #4 WENT FOR OXYGEN, FLT ATTENDANT #1 BROUGHT THE AED AND KIT. FLT ATTENDANT #3 AND MYSELF PUT PAX ON THE AISLE FLOOR. WE PUT ON THE OXYGEN (LOW FLOW) ON PAX AND HE STILL DID NOT REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS. WE THEN PUT ON THE AED PADS. THE PAX WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING, FLUSHED AROUND HIS CHEST AND A VERY FAST PULSE. PERSON (NIECE) TRAVELING WITH HIM, SAID HE WAS A HEART PATIENT AND GAVE US A BAG FULL OF MEDICATIONS. CAPT INFORMED US OF LNDG IN BERMUDA, IN APPROX 15 MINS. WE MOVED PAX TO THE MAIN CABINET BULKHEAD FOR LNDG. I STAYED WITH HIM DURING LNDG AND THEN THE ARPT MEDICS TOOK OVER. THE AED NEVER ADVISED A SHOCK. WE USED IT TO MONITOR PAX ONLY. PAX NEVER REALLY REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. MEDICS AND PHYSICIANS STARTED AN IV. PAX WAS REMOVED FROM ACFT AND TRANSPORTED TO LCL HOSPITAL.
A FLT DIVERTS TO BERMUDA WHEN A PAX LOSES CONSCIOUSNESS WHILE IN CRUISE ON AN OVERWATER FLT TO SJU, PR.
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200107Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
APPROX 175 MI SSE OF RDU, A FLT ATTENDANT TOLD ME THAT A PAX HAD TAKEN EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF PILLS. COMPANY CONTACTED, AND I WAS ADVISED TO DIVERT INTO RDU. MEDICAL EMER WAS DECLARED AND WE LANDED IN RDU. PAX WAS TAKEN OFF AIRPLANE AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.
AN ACR PAX TAKES AN OVERDOSE OF MEDICATION. AN EMER IS DECLARED AND DIVERSION TO AN ENRTE ARPT COMPLETED.
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200108Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
DIVERSION TO GSO DUE TO MEDICAL EMER. AT APPROX XA18Z, FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED US OF PAX SEATED IN XX HAVING SEIZURE. ASKED FLT ATTENDANT TO MAKE PA FOR DOCTOR ON BOARD. CONTACTED DISPATCH WITH MEDICAL, CALL ME. PHONE PATCHED TO DISPATCH. FLT ATTENDANT INFO'ED ME THAT REGISTERED NURSE ON BOARD AND CHKING VITAL SIGNS PAX UNCONSCIOUS. ACR X DOCTOR ASKED FOR INFO. PAX WAS SEIZING AND REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS. PAX ON OXYGEN. WOULD NOT LET NURSE ADMINISTER ASSISTANCE. SPOUSE OF PAX CALLED THEIR DOCTOR. SENT FE TO SPEAK TO PAX SPOUSE AS 'PR' REQUEST. WE WERE INFORMED THAT PAX (DOCTOR) WAS GOING TO HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON AREA. SHE HAD SUFFERED SPINAL DAMAGE AND HAD BEEN PUT ON MEDICATION PRIOR TO DEPARTING MCO. FE EVALUATED SIT BEST TO DO DIVERT,. AT THIS TIME WE WERE 79 NM W OF GSO. NOTIFIED DISPATCH OF DECISION AT XA59Z, DIVERTED TO GSO PER DISPATCH. FREQ WAS SPORADIC AND WE COULD NOT CONTINUE VOICE COM. MOST INFO GOTTEN BY ACARS. PARAMEDICS WERE REQUESTED TO MEET FLT. THE MEDICAL EMER PAX WAS INCOHERENT AND CONVULSING, THEREFORE, REASON FOR DIVERSION. UNEVENTFUL APCH AND LNDG. PARAMEDICS MET FLT AND REMOVED PAX AND SPOUSE TO HOSPITAL.
A B727 CREW DIVERTED TO GSO DUE TO A MEDICAL EMER.
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200108Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS THE RELIEF PLT IN THE L SEAT IN CRUISE WHEN THE PURSER INFORMED US OF A PAX WHO WAS IN LABOR WITH CONTRACTIONS 1-2 MINS APART. WE GAVE DISPATCH A HEADS UP AND WOKE THE CAPT 1 HR EARLY. THE PURSER INDICATED IT WAS SERIOUS AND NO MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE ANSWERING HER PA FOR ASSISTANCE. AS THE CAPT WAS GETTING DRESSED WE TOLD DISPATCH TO HAVE A DOCTOR STANDING BY AND WE WOULD CALL HIM BACK FROM AN AIR PHONE NEAR THE LABORING WOMAN. THE CAPT GOT IN THE SEAT AND I WENT TO THE CALL DISPATCH NEAR THE WOMAN. AFTER DETERMINING FROM THE DOCTOR THAT WE COULD PROBABLY CONTINUE TO ORD I WENT BACK TO THE COCKPIT TO APPRISE THE CAPT OF THE STATUS OF THE SIT. THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE UNABLE TO JOIN THE CONFERENCE CALL AND THAT THE DISPATCHERS WERE DEALING WITH ANOTHER MEDICAL EMER. BOTH THE DISPATCHER AND WE HAD BECOME FOCUSED ON THE DETERMINING WHETHER TO STOP SHORT OF ORD FOR MEDICAL ATTN AND DID NOT COMPLETE THE REDISPATCH UNTIL AFTER WE DETERMINED WE WERE CONTINUING TO ORD AND SLIGHTLY AFTER THE REDISPATCH FIX. WE KNEW THE WX IN ORD WAS VFR AND WE WOULD HAVE APPROX 30000 LBS OF GAS ON LNDG AT ORD. SUPPLEMENTAL INFO FROM ACN 520982: FUEL WAS NOT A FACTOR AS WE WERE ONLY SLIGHTLY BELOW PLANNED. WE CONTINUED TO ORD AND PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT WITH NO FURTHER INCIDENT.
A B744 CREW WITH A PAX IN LABOR TOOK THE COMPANY DOCTOR'S ADVICE AND CONTINUED TO DEST.
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200108Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX RPTED LIGHT-HEADEDNESS, TROUBLE BREATHING. COMPANY REQUESTED FOR CAPT TO BRING THE PAX TO THE SCHEDULED ARR GATE IN BOS TO LET LCL EMT'S TREAT THE PAX. CAPT REQUESTED 'PRIORITY HANDLING DUE TO A POSSIBLE MEDICAL EMER' FROM BOSTON APCH CTL. APCH WAS ADVISED THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBLE HEART ATTACK VICTIM ON BOARD. TFC WAS CLRED OUT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SWIFT ARR TO OUR GATE.
MLG CREW HAD PAX MEDICAL EMER IN ZBW AIRSPACE.
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200107Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX APPEARED TO BE HAVING A HEART ATTACK. ANOTHER PAX NOTICED HIM AND CALLED FOR HELP. A PA PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN, AND ONE RESPONDED AND ASSISTED US. 2 FLT ATTENDANTS ATTACHED THE AED TO THE PAX, I OBTAINED SOLID STATE OXYGEN AND TURNED IT ON, THE PHYSICIAN ATTACHED THE MASK TO PAX'S FACE. ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT OBTAINED A MEDICAL KIT AND PHYSICIAN USED NITROGLYCERINE ON PAX, WHO THEN IMPROVED, BUT PHYSICIAN INSISTED WE LAND BECAUSE PAX WOULD NOT MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO JFK. WE LANDED SHORTLY THEREAFTER (HVY) IN BSB, PARAMEDICS CAME ON AND REMOVED PAX, THEN WE CANCELED BECAUSE 8 TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, 5 OF WHICH WERE FLAT. PAX HAD BYPASS SURGERY AND WAS ON HIS WAY TO NEW YORK TO CONSULT A CARDIOLOGIST. PAX FORGOT TO BRING HIS HEART MEDICINE. PAX TOLD NO ONE, AND WAS TRAVELING ALONE. PROB: CREW WAITED UNTIL EVERY PAX HAD BEEN GIVEN A HOTEL ROOM, THEN WE WERE ASSISTED LAST. WE (CREW) ALSO HAD 3 UNACCOMPANIED MINORS WITH US. THE FOLLOWING DAY WE WERE TOLD BY SEVERAL PAX THAT PAX WHO HAD HEART ATTACK ENTERED HOTEL LOBBY AS LAST PAX WERE BEING CHKED IN, AND HE AND 2 OR 3 OTHER PAX FROM FLT STAYED UP UNTIL XA00 AM SMOKING AND DRINKING! PAX ATTEMPTED TO BOARD PLANE NEXT DAY AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED. HE WAS DENIED BOARDING, HOWEVER, BY AGENTS AND CAPT.
B767 CREW HAD A PAX HEART ATTACK IN CRUISE FLT IN SBBS CLASS A.
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200108Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT #4 ASKED FOR HELP WITH A MEDICAL EMER. PURSER WENT TO ASSIST. I STAYED IN THE GALLEY TO MAINTAIN/FINISH FIRST CLASS SVC. I DID TAKE AN OXYGEN WALKAROUND TO HIM FROM L-HAND OVERHEAD BIN TO BE USED, THEN RESUMED DUTIES IN FIRST CLASS GALLEY/CABIN AND KEPT COCKPIT INFORMED WITH INFO.
A300 CABIN ATTENDANTS ADMINISTERED MEDICAL HELP TO A PAX.
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200110Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AS I WAS IN THE LAVATORY I HEARD A FLT ATTENDANT PAGE FOR A PHYSICIAN. I QUICKLY WENT OT THE AFT PART OF THE MAIN CABIN WHERE THE PAX SEEMED TO BE UNCONSCIOUS (BUT BREATHING), FOAMING AND BLEEDING SLIGHTLY FROM MOUTH, NOT RESPONDING TO VERBAL OR PHYSICAL COMMANDS BY OTHER CREW MEMBERS OR FELLOW PAX. NO MEDICAL INFO/MEDICATIONS WERE FOUND IN PAX BAG OR CLOTHING. THE PAX WAS ASSISTED MAINLY BY A NURSE (RN) AND TWO OF THE MAIN CABIN FLT ATTENDANTS AND AFTER ADMINISTERING 'SMELLING SALTS' THE PAX SLOWLY CAME TO, ALTHOUGH STILL INCOHERENT. WE DID AN UNSCHEDULED LNDG IN ABQ AND THE PAX WAS MET BY PARAMEDICS AND LCL POLICE. HE WAS ABLE TO WALK OFF THE FLT AND WANTED TO CONTINUE TO MIAMI, BUT WAS DENIED BY OUR CAPT.
A B757 CABIN CREW ASSISTS AN ILL PAX AND, AFTER ADVISING CAPT OF PROB, FLT DIVERTS TO ABQ, NM.
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200110Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PURSER ADVISED ME OF A FEMALE PAX THAT WAS BEING GIVEN OXYGEN. WAS CALLED BACK A FEW MINS LATER AND WAS ADVISED THAT PAX HAD PASSED OUT. I DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER WITH CHICAGO CENTER AND REQUESTED DIRECT ROUTING TO ORD. COMPANY WAS ALSO NOTIFIED AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WAS REQUESTED TO MEET US AT GATE. CENTER GOT US STRAIGHT TO ORD AND A QUICK LANDING WAS MADE. A NURSE ON BOARD TOOK CARE OF THE PAX UNTIL LANDING, PAX DID WAKE UP WHILE HEADING TO ORD. MEDICS REMOVED PAX AND HUSBAND FROM ACFT AT GATE. NO ONBOARD MEDICAL KITS WERE USED, JUST OXYGEN.
A B767 ASKS ATC FOR ASSISTANCE DURING A MEDICAL EMER FOR AN ILL PAX ENROUTE TO ORD, IL.
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200111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WHILE IN GALLEY READY TO START SVC, I HEARD 2-3 CALL LIGHTS GO ON ALL AT ONCE. I LOOKED IN CABIN TO SEE, AND SAW IN LAST ROW A MAN IN FULL SEIZURE -- VIOLENT SHAKING AND JERKING AND FOAMING DOWN THE CHIN. I RAN TO HIM AND SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I RAN TO #1 FLT ATTENDANT IN GALLEY AND TOLD HER. SHE WENT TO HIM AND BY THEN, #2 AND #4 FLT ATTENDANTS CAME UP FROM COACH (CURTAIN ALWAYS OPEN NOW). WHILE THEY TENDED TO HIM, I CALLED THE CAPT AND STAYED ON PHONE FOR A WHILE RELAYING THE INFO TO HIM. THEN #2 FLT ATTENDANT GOT THE OXYGEN AND THE MEDICAL KIT AND EMER MEDICAL BAG OUT ON FLOOR. THEN #1 FLT ATTENDANT PAGED FOR A DOCTOR AND A MAN CAME FORWARD AND SHOWED HIS IDENT TO US, AND STARTED CHKING THE MAN. AFTER A FEW MINS, HE STOPPED THE SEIZURE BUT SEEMED STILL NOT FULLY AWARE OR CONSCIOUS. DOCTOR ASKED IF HE HAD MEDICATION, AND HE SAID 'NO.' DOCTOR TOLD HIM HE HAD A SEIZURE. I WAS TOLD THE MAN SAID HE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE THIS. #1 FLT ATTENDANT GOT THE DOCTOR'S NAME AND PAX INFO AND NAME. DOCTOR THOUGHT I WAS BEST TO LAND. CAPT MADE A PA AND SAID WE WERE GOING TO LAND IN RENO FOR MEDICAL EMER. DOCTOR TOOK MAN'S BLOOD PRESSURE AND A REGISTERED NURSE IN FIRST CLASS WAS ASSISTING DOCTOR, TOO. THE MAN (30 YR OLD) SEEMED MUCH BETTER AFTER A WHILE AND WE PREPARED TO LAND. ONCE ON THE GND, PARAMEDICS CAME ON BOARD AND TOOK HIM OFF IN WHEELCHAIR. THE PAX WAS SITTING UP AND TALKING AS HE WAS WHEELED OFF. WE LEFT ABOUT 45 MINS AFTER THAT BACK ENRTE TO OUR DESTINATION.
CABIN ATTENDANT OBSERVES PAX HAVING A SEIZURE AND SOLICITED A DOCTOR AND NURSES HELP RESULTING IN A DIVERSION TO ANOTHER ARPT TO DEPLANE PAX FOR MEDICAL HELP.
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200111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ENRTE DFW-SEA, PAX EXPERIENCED A HEART ATTACK. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER, DIVERTED TO SLC. ALTHOUGH THE PAX DID NOT SURVIVE, HER CHANCE OF SURVIVAL WAS GREATLY ENHANCED BY PROFESSIONAL HANDLING OF THE SIT BY ATC AND THE CABIN CREW MEMBERS WHO MADE AVAILABLE DEFIBRILLATOR, EMER MEDICAL KITS AND OXYGEN TO AN EMER MEDICAL TEAM WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE ONBOARD. THE FO WAS ALSO VERY HELPFUL IN PERFORMING HIS DUTIES AND OFFERING SUGGESTIONS AS THE SIT DEVELOPED. HIS MOST RECENT RECURRENT TRAINING CONTAINED A SIMILAR SCENARIO. IT WAS EVIDENT THAT BOTH COCKPIT AND CABIN CREW PAST TRAINING WAS HELPFUL IN THIS SIT.
A B757 FLC DIVERTS TO ANOTHER ARPT AFTER DECLARING A MEDICAL EMER FOR A PAX SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK WHILE SE OF SLC, UT.
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200111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AT APPROX XA25 AM, PAX X BEGAN HAVING SEIZURES. THE #1 FLT ATTENDANT RESPONDED TO CALL LIGHT FROM PAX SITTING NEXT TO PAX X. WE ALL CAME FORWARD TO ASSIST IN ANY WAY WE COULD. WE PADDED THE AREA OF THE PAX IN QUESTION AND ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. A RETIRED NURSE CAME FORWARD TO ASSIST, AFTER WE PAGED FOR MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS. PAX X HAD SEVERAL SEIZURES, AND SHE WAS IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. THE OXYGEN SEEMED TO HELP HER RELAX. THE CAPT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO BNA TO GET PAX OFF THE PLANE AND TO A HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER CARE. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO COMMUNICATE WITH PAX AND HER SISTER (WHO WAS TRAVELING WITH HER). THEY ONLY SPOKE SPANISH AND NONE OF US SPOKE THAT LANGUAGE. AFTER WE DEPLANED PAX X, THE REST OF THE TRIP WENT WITHOUT INCIDENT.
A PAX ILLNESS RESULTS IN AN ENRTE DIVERSION.
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200111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ABOUT 3 1/2 HRS INTO FLT (SFO-MIA), FLT ATTENDANT #5 TOLD ME A LADY WAS COMPLAINING OF CHEST PAINS. THE LADY WAS TRAVELING WITH HER MOTHER TO GUATEMALA (VIA MIAMI). THE #1 FLT ATTENDANT WAS TALKING TO THE PAX WITH FLT ATTENDANT #3 TRANSLATING FROM SPANISH TO ENGLISH. THE FLT ATTENDANTS INVOLVED DECIDED TO PUT HER ON OXYGEN. THE CAPT WAS NOTIFIED, WE PAGED FOR A DOCTOR. A CARDIOLOGIST WAS ON BOARD AND VOLUNTEERED HIS HELP. THE MEDICAL KIT, ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT, GRAB AND GO KIT WERE RETRIEVED AND USED. THE AED WAS MADE AVAILABLE, BUT I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS USED. AFTER MONITORING THE PAX WITH CHEST PAINS, THE DOCTOR AND CAPT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO IAH TO GET THE LADY TO THE HOSPITAL THERE. WE PREPARED THE CABIN FOR LNDG AND PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT. AFTER REFUELING, WE PROCEEDED TO MIAMI. I WAS NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE PAX WHILE THE DOCTOR WAS TREATING HER. I MAINTAINED THE FIRST CLASS AND MAIN CABIN REQUESTS FROM OTHER PAX AND SECURED THE GALLEY FOR LNDG. WE WERE ALL VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE HAD A DOCTOR ON BOARD WHO SPOKE SPANISH, AND WE EXPRESSED OUR APPRECIATION TO HIM.
A B757 CREW, SFO-MIA, HAD A MEDICAL EMER AND LANDED AT IAH.
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200111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WHEN I HEARD A VOICE 'CODE RED!' BY A FLT ATTENDANT AFT OF THE ACFT, I WENT TO FIRST CLASS TO NOTIFY #1 FLT ATTENDANT. WHEN I CAME BACK TO ASSIST THE PAX, SHE WAS AWAKENED FROM THE UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND STARTED TO TALK TO THE FLT ATTENDANT ON THE SIDE. SHE STILL LOOKED PALE AND LOST CONSCIOUSNESS EARLIER, SO WE GAVE HER OXYGEN (SMALL BOTTLE) FOR ABOUT 20 MINS. (AFTER SHE WAS SAYING SHE DIDN'T NEED OXYGEN ANYMORE.) THERE WERE 2 REGISTERED NURSES ASSISTING US, MONITORING THE PAX. ACCORDING TO THE NURSES, SHE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF TINGLING FEELING ON THE R SIDE OF HER BODY, SUCH AS FINGERS, AND SHE WAS REPEATING THE SAME THINGS IN WORDS SO THEY THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A STROKE, AND THERE WOULD BE A REAL BAD STROKE IN THE FUTURE -- IT COULD BE SOON -- IT COULD BE MONTHS OR YRS FROM NOW. COCKPIT CONTACTED GND MEDICAL AND DECIDED NOT TO TAKE A CHANCE AND KEEP FLYING TO DFW. THEY INSTEAD DECIDED TO DIVERT TO BNA AND WE DID, AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL TOOK HER OUT TO CHK HER. SHE WALKED OUT, NO WHEELCHAIR. WE CONTINUED TO DFW WITH NO OTHER OR FUTURE INCIDENT. NURSES SUGGESTED TO GIVE HER SOMETHING TO EAT, SO WE GAVE HER A MUFFIN AND A BANANA. SHE SLOWLY ATE BOTH. I THINK NURSE GAVE HER ASPIRIN FOR PRECAUTION. THE PAX HAS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PROB AND TAKES MEDICATIONS.
MD80 CREW HAD AN ILL PAX. FLC DIVERTED TO THE NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.
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200112Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ABOUT 20 MINS BEFORE LNDG A CALL LIGHT WENT OFF. #4 FLT ATTENDANT ANSWERED IT AND IT WAS A LADY COMPLAINING OF NOT FEELING WELL. PAXS BESIDE HER THOUGHT SHE MAY HAVE HAD A SEIZURE. SHE WAS PALE AND COULDN'T SEE WELL. #4 GAVE HER WATER AND ASKED IF SHE WAS ON ANY MEDICATION. CAPT WAS NOTIFIED TO HAVE PARAMEDICS MEET THE FLT. WE LANDED AND GOT TO THE GATE ONLY TO HAVE JET BRIDGE IN WRONG POS SO WE WAITED FOR A TOW TO GET TO JET BRIDGE, PAXS WERE ADVISED TO REMAIN SEATED. PARAMEDICS GOT TO HER ROW AND IMMEDIATELY THE GATE AGENT ANNOUNCED THAT ROWS FWD OF HER COULD DEPLANE. ALL THOSE PEOPLE GOT UP AND THEN PARAMEDICS NEEDED TO GET BACK OFF THE PLANE TO GET SUPPLIES AND WERE TRAPPED BY DEPLANING PAXS. ANOTHER ANNOUNCED WAS MADE TO TELL PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY. SHE WAS REMOVED FROM THE PLANE AND TREATED IN THE TERMINAL AREA.
MD80 FLT CREW LANDED WITH AN ILL PAX AND HAD EMER MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO MEET ACFT. AFTER BOARDING AND CHECKING PAXS, THE MEDICS WERE BLOCKED IN DEPLANING FOR GETTING NEEDED MEDICAL EQUIP DUE TO DEPLANING PAXS BLOCKING THEIR WAY OFF THE ACFT.
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200112Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
COCKPIT WAS ADVISED THAT AN OLDER, MALE PAX WAS SICK AND HAD PASSED OUT, BUT HAD REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. FLT ATTENDANT WAS TOLD TO CALL MEDICAL CTR ON FLT PHONE. MEDICAL CTR GUIDED DOCTORS ON FLT TO TAKE BLOOD PRESSURE, ETC. COCKPIT CREW WAS THEN NOTIFIED TO DIVERT, NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT WAS IAD. LANDED AND HAD MEDICAL PERSONNEL STANDING BY. REMOVED PAX.
B757-200 CREW WAS ADVISED OF A PAX MEDICAL EMER IN FLT IN ZDC CLASS A.
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200202Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AT THE TOP OF OUR DSCNT INTO CHICAGO, WE WERE NOTIFIED OF A PAX WHO HAD LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS ON THE FLOOR. A DEADHEADING PHYSICIAN WAS ON BOARD AND ASSISTED OUR FLT ATTENDANTS WITH THE PAX. USING THE MEDICAL KIT FOR THE ASPIRIN, A PORTABLE OXYGEN BOTTLE, AND THE DEFIBRILLATOR STANDING BY FOR US, IF NEEDED. WHILE THIS WAS UNDERWAY, A DEADHEADING CREW MEMBER IN UNIFORM KEPT ME UPDATED WITH THE STATUS OF THE APPARENTLY GRAVELY ILL PAX OVER THE COCKPIT INTERPHONE AT THE FORWARD GALLEY AREA. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMMEDIATE LNDG WERE BEING FOLLOWED, AND AN EMER WAS DECLARED FOR EXPEDITIOUS HANDLING BY ORD APCH. AMBULANCE AND EMT MET THE AIRPLANE AT THE GATE AND THE NOW REVIVED PAX DEPARTED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PARAMEDICS. THANKS AND A COMMENDATION FOR A JOB WELL DONE SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO ALL 3 OF OUR PROFESSIONAL BOS FLT ATTENDANTS, THE DOCTOR, AND THE UNKNOWN DEADHEADING CAPT IN UNIFORM FOR MAKING THIS EVENT PASS WITH A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION FOR ALL CONCERNED.
A PAX ILLNESS AT TOP OF DSCNT SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED.
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200202Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
THE PAX (MR X) FAINTED. HE HAD CHEST PAIN AND HE WAS SHORT OF BREATH. HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS ON AND OFF AT THE BEGINNING. ACCORDING TO MR Y (DOCTOR ON BOARD), THE SYMPTOMS WERE SIMILAR TO THAT PRECEDING A HEART ATTACK. OXYGEN WAS ADMINISTERED TO THE PATIENT. ALSO, AED WAS USED AS A MONITOR. WHEN THE PATIENT WAS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE CHEST PAIN, SOME NITRO TABS AND ASPIRIN WERE GIVEN. IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE PATIENT TOOK HIS OWN MEDICINE LATER. THE CAPT AND THE DOCTOR CAME TO A CONCLUSION TO DIVERT TO ST JOHN'S FOR THE NEAREST HOSPITAL FOR THE PATIENT'S SAKE. I ATTENDED THE PATIENT FOR ABOUT 1 HR 45 MINS (TO FAN ON HIM, SUPPORT HIS PILLOWS WHEN HE WAS ON FLOOR AND HOLD ICE PACK, ETC). HIS COMPLEXION BECAME MUCH BETTER PRIOR TO LNDG.
PAX ILLNESS OVER THE ATLANTIC RESULTS IN A DIVERSION.
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200203Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX APCHED FORWARD ENTRY AREA COMPLAINING OF DIFFICULTY BREATHING. PAX FAINTED -- IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. NO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ON BOARD. ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. CAPT DIVERTED ACFT TO NAS FOR MEDICAL HELP. PAX REMOVED IN NAS FOR MEDICAL ATTN.
AN ACR DIVERTS TO ENRTE STATION FOR A PAX ILLNESS.
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200203Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX HAD A SEIZURE WHICH NORMALLY WOULD NOT CAUSE ALARM, BUT PAX WAS PARTIALLY PARALYZED ON L-HAND SIDE DUE TO PREVIOUS CAROTOID ARTERY SURGERY. MEDICAL FELT THAT PAX SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF AND CHKED, SO WE AIR INTERRUPTED LAX. 4 DOCTORS, 3 NURSES, 1 EMT ASSISTED. PAX WAS ON HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION. PAX WALKED OFF THE PLANE IN LAX WITH FULL COLOR RESTORED.
B767-300H FLC DIVERTED TO LAND ENRTE FOR A PAX MEDICAL EMER.
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200203Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
MEDICAL EMER DECLARED. DIVERTED TO GCM TO LAND. I WAS NOTIFIED BY FLT ATTENDANT AT ABOUT XA40 THAT WE HAD A PAX THAT APPEARED TO BE UNCONSCIOUS THAT SHE WAS ON THE FLOOR IN THE FORWARD GALLEY AND THAT THEY HAD A PHYSICIAN ATTENDING. I ASKED THEM TO ASK THE PHYSICIAN IF SHE FELT THAT WE NEED TO LAND FOR EMER MEDICAL ATTN. THE PHYSICIAN INDICATED WE DID. AT XA41 WE DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER WITH CTR CTLR AND INDICATED THAT WE WANTED TO DIVERT TO GCM, WHICH WAS 197 MI AWAY AND WAS THE CLOSEST MEDICAL FACILITY TO US. WE NOTIFIED DISPATCH AT ABOUT XA51 OF OUR DIVERT. WE PROCEEDED TO GCM AT MAX SPD AND LANDED AND PARKED AT THE GATE AT XB18Z. THE AMBULANCE WAS WAITING AT GATE X AND WERE IN THE ACFT WITHIN ABOUT 2 MINS OF PARKING. AFTER ABOUT 5 MINS OF WORKING ON THE PATIENT IN THE ACFT, SHE WAS REMOVED, PUT IN AN AMBULANCE, AND TAKEN AWAY.
B757-200 CREW DIVERTED TO MWCR WITH A PAX THAT HAD LOST CONSCIOUSNESS.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS JUST DOING A WALK-THROUGH THE CABIN GOING FORWARD TO AFT PART OF CABIN AND AT THE SAME TIME #2 AND #4 FLT ATTENDANTS WERE CONVERTING FROM AFT GOING FORWARD, WHEN PAX #1 STOPPED US. HE SAID HE BELIEVED HE HAD A SEIZURE, SO #4 FLT ATTENDANT QUESTIONED AND CHKED OVER HIM AND BY THAT TIME #2 AND #1 FLT ATTENDANTS GOT THE EMER EQUIP, ETC. THE #2 FLT ATTENDANT GOES TO THE PHONE TO INFORM THE CAPT, SO I WAS THE FLOATER BTWN #2 AND #4 FLT ATTENDANTS. BY THEN #4 FLT ATTENDANT SAID WE NEED TO PAGE FOR PHYSICIANS, ETC. PAX #2 CAME, DID HER THING, PAX #1 WAS IN A RESPONSIVE STATE, PAX #2 ASKED FOR THE STETHOSCOPE/BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF FIRST, THEN PAX #2 LAID PAX #1 ACROSS ROW, CHKED HIS BLOOD PRESSURE AGAIN, SHE'S STILL COMMUNICATING WITH PAX #1. BY THEN, CAPT SAID WE WERE LNDG IN LAS VEGAS. PAX #2 SAT NEXT TO PAX #1 AND WHEN WE LANDED TAXIING TO THE GATE, I SEE PAX #1 SITTING UP AND SMILING. THE PARAMEDICS CAME ON, USED ISLE CHAIR. PAX #1 WAS STILL RESPONSIVE. THE PARAMEDICS CHKED HIM ON THE JET BRIDGE. WE GAVE ALL THE INFO WE HAD, THEY TALKED WITH PAX #2 (RN). EVERYTHING WENT WELL. THANKS FOR PAX #2 BEING ONBOARD.
MD80 DIVERT LANDS FOR ILL PAX.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ABOUT 40 MINS BEFORE LNDG I WAS ADVISED THAT A PAX WAS ILL. THE CABIN CREW CALLED FOR A DOCTOR AND ONE CAME FORWARD. MR X, MEDICAL DOCTOR, ATTENDED TO THE PAX AND WE EXPEDITED OUR DSCNT AND ARR INTO DFW. UPON ARR AT DFW, THE GATE WAS NOT POSITIONED AND WE HAD TO WAIT TO BE PARKED. THIS WAS AFTER REPEATED CALLS TO HAVE ASSISTANCE WAITING AT THE GATE. THE MEDICAL TECHNICIANS HAD NOT ARRIVED YET EITHER. ONCE THE GATE WAS BROUGHT UP, WE STAYED WITH PAX UNTIL HE WAS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MEDICAL TECHNICIANS. I WANT TO COMMEND THE CABIN CREW FOR THEIR PROFESSIONALISM DURING THIS INCIDENT.
B777 FLC EXPEDITED LNDG FOR AN ILL PAX.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
INFORMED BY FLT ATTENDANTS OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PAX. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER WITH ZMP AND APCH, REQUESTED PRIORITY HANDLING, CLRED DIRECT OM RWY 12R. INBOUND, PAX ATTENDED BY NURSE PAX VOLUNTEER, WAS GIVEN OXYGEN, AND REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. PARAMEDICS REQUESTED AND RESPONDED. PAX MUCH BETTER AT GATE ARR. RELEASED BY PARAMEDICS AND SENT ON TO CONNECTING FLT.
A320 FLC DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER DUE TO A PAX BECOMING UNCONSCIOUS.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ABEAM CRP FL370, CHIEF PURSER CALLED TO ADVISE ME THAT PAX X WAS CHOKING AND HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING. THE PURSER SAID THAT THEY HAD BEGUN TO HELP HER DISLODGE FOOD THAT WAS STUCK IN HER THROAT. A PA CALL WAS MADE TO ENLIST THE HELP OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL. DR X RESPONDED ALONG WITH AN RN. CRP, TX, WAS THE CLOSEST ARPT AND WE PREPARED TO DIVERT IF NECESSARY. WE ALERTED DISPATCH, BUT SUBSEQUENTLY I WAS ADVISED BY THE PURSER THAT OUR PAX WAS BREATHING MORE NORMALLY AND THAT THE DOCTOR WAS ATTENDING. THE DOCTOR DETERMINED THAT THE PAX WAS HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION AND GAVE HER BENADRYL. WITH THE PAX CONDITION STABILIZED WE CONTINUED ON TO ORD. DISPATCH WAS ADVISED OF OUR INTENT AND I ALSO REQUESTED PARAMEDICS TO MEET OUR FLT. THE MEDICAL INFO FORM WAS COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO ORD FLT OFFICE.
A320 PAX ASSISTED BY PAX DOCTOR AND RN SUFFICIENTLY TO CONTINUE TO DEST WHERE MEDICS MET ACFT.
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200202Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AFTER BEVERAGE SVC BEGAN, FLT ATTENDANT #4 FOUND PAX HAD BECOME UNCONSCIOUS IN SEAT XX. SHE TOOK CTL OF SIT. FLT ATTENDANT #2 CAME IMMEDIATELY TO ASSIST, AFTER TAKING BEVERAGE CART (BACKWARDS) THROUGH CABIN AND ALERTING OTHER FLT ATTENDANTS OF INCIDENT. ALL FLT ATTENDANTS ASSISTED WITH OXYGEN AND HELPING (2) NURSES IN REVIVING PAX. PAX WAS REVIVED WITH OXYGEN AND WE DIVERTED TO JAX, WHERE PARAMEDICS TOOK PAX OFF FLT.
B737 FLC DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND DIVERTED TO LAND DUE TO AN ILL PAX.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessPAX BECAME SEVERELY ILL AND REQUIRED A DIVERSION AND LNDG TO GET MEDICAL HELP.B777 PAX BECAME SEVERELY ILL AND DIVERSION TO LAND FOR MEDICAL HELP.
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200205Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
LOCATION: ARR FROM E AT TUS. ON DSCNT INTO TUS DSNDING THROUGH 14000 FT, FLT ATTENDANT INFORMED ME OF A FEMALE PAX HAVING CHEST PAINS AND ALSO HAVING A HARD TIME BREATHING. WE DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND REQUESTED PARAMEDICS TO MEET THE ACFT. LNDG WAS NORMAL AND PARAMEDICS MET THE ACFT.
AN ILL PAX WITH CHEST PAINS IS CAUSE FOR THE FLC TO DECLARE A MEDICAL EMER WITH P50 APCH CTLR DSNDING INTO PHX, AZ.
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200205Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT RPTED AN UNCONSCIOUS PAX ON THE FLOOR. FLT ATTENDANTS USED AED TO DETERMINE PAX VITAL SIGNS. PAX FAILED TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS. NO PHYSICIAN ONBOARD. FLT ATTENDANT #1 RECOMMENDED GETTING PAX TO HOSPITAL. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER, DIVERTED TO LAS. DURING DSCNT PAX WAS IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. NORMAL LNDG AT LAS. PARAMEDICS MET ACFT AND PAX. PAX REMOVED FROM ACFT.
AN ACR DIVERTS WHEN A PAX BECOMES UNCONSCIOUS.
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200205Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ATC FACILITY: ZLA. LOCATION: TNP VOR. ENRTE, #1 FLT ATTENDANT RPTED AN UNCONSCIOUS PAX ON THE FLOOR OF THE AFT CABIN. FLT ATTENDANTS USED THE ACFT EMER MEDICAL KIT TO DETERMINE PAX VITAL SIGNS. PAX WAS RPTED AS HAVING PULSE AND BREATHING NORMALLY BUT FAILED TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS. NO PHYSICIAN ABOARD THE ACFT. #1 FLT ATTENDANT AND ILL PAX'S FLYING COMPANION RECOMMENDED GETTING MR X TO A HOSPITAL ASAP. DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND DIVERTED TO LAS. DURING THE DSCNT, ILL PAX WAS GOING IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. MADE A NORMAL LNDG AT LAS. PARAMEDICS MET THE ACFT AND ILL PAX WAS REMOVED.
AN ILL PAX FAILS TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS ON AN LAX-ORD BOUND B757 WHICH IS THEN DIVERTED INTO LAS, NV.
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200205Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS FLT ATTENDANT #9 WORKING IN THE MAIN CABIN. I HAD JUST PASSED HOT TOWELS AT APPROX XA15 AND WAS WALKING UP THE AISLE, PREPARING TO PICK THEM UP, WHEN A MALE PAX CALLED ME OVER TO SEE HIS WIFE. THE COUPLE SPOKE ONLY FRENCH, SO THE PAX AROUND THEM WERE HELPING TRANSLATE TO ME IN ENGLISH. SHE WAS NOT UNCONSCIOUS, BUT APPEARED TO POSSIBLY BE SLIPPING TO THAT STATE, SO I RAN BACK QUICKLY TO GET RID OF MY SVC ITEMS AND TELL THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANTS. I WENT BACK TO THE PAX TO GET MORE INFO, AND THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANTS GOT THE EMER KIT, THE OXYGEN, AND CALLED THE PURSER. THEY ALSO CALLED THE COCKPIT TO ALERT THEM TO A POSSIBLE MEDICAL EMER. THE PAX WAS BREATHING, AND AWAKE, BUT WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY RESPONDING TO VERBAL QUESTIONS. SHE WAS MOVING HER HANDS TO THE TRAY TABLE, TO HER CLOTHES. HER HUSBAND RELATED THAT SHE HAD BEEN SICK AND WAS TAKING ANTIBIOTICS. HE WAS WORRIED THAT HER BLOOD PRESSURE WAS TOO LOW. THE PURSER CAME BACK AND THEN PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN. WHILE THAT WAS HAPPENING, I LEARNED THAT THE PAX HAD BEEN TAKING MANY OTHER MEDICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE AILMENTS. A PHYSICIAN RESPONDED TO THE PAGE, AND THE FLT ATTENDANT IN BUSINESS CLASS BROUGHT THE ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT WITH THE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF. THE DOCTOR USED THE STETHOSCOPE AND THE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF. HE SAID THAT THE CUFF WAS DIFFICULT TO GET A READING WITH (THE TYPE OF CUFF IT WAS). HE FINALLY GOT A READING OF 110 OVER 70. DURING THIS TIME, THE PAX CONTINUED TO BE UNRESPONSIVE AND PALE. HER HUSBAND SAID THAT THEY HAD SEEN A DOCTOR IN THE BAHAMAS THAT DAY TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT SHE WAS WELL ENOUGH TO TAKE THE TRIP HOME. HOWEVER, DUE TO HER CONDITION ON THE PLANE AND THE MEDICATIONS SHE WAS TAKING, THE DOCTOR WAS NOT COMFORTABLE STARTING A TRIP OVER THE OCEAN. THE CAPT DECIDED TO LAND THE PLANE AND WE LANDED AT APPROX XB30. EMT'S BOARDED, COLLECTED OUR INFO, AND TRANSPORTED HER VIA GURNEY OFF THE PLANE.
B767-300 DIVERTED TO ANOTHER ARPT FOR A PAX MEDICAL EMER.
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200205Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX RPTED HIS SEAT MATE WAS ILL. I CHKED ON PAX AND HE SAID HIS PULSE WAS RAPID! HE WAS GRAY AND CLAMMY IN APPEARANCE! I ASKED IF HE HAD ANY MEDICAL. HISTORY. HE REPLIED HE'D HAD A HEART ATTACK. I CALLED FLT ATTENDANT #1. SHE CAME BACK IMMEDIATELY. I ASKED PAX IF HE HAD ANY MEDICINE WITH HIM -- HE REPLIED NO. THE #1 FLT ATTENDANT TALKED WITH HIM AND THE CAPT FOR APPROX 10 MINS AND IT WAS DECIDED TO MAKE A LNDG. WE TRIED TO MAKE THE PAX AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE. THE ONLY ODD THING I NOTICED WAS EVERY TIME PAX TOLD OF HIS CONDITION, THE SYMPTOMS KEPT CHANGING. PAX WAS REMOVED BY EMT AND ACFT WAS RESECURED AND WE RESUMED OUR JOURNEY.
A PAX RPTS ILLNESS AND LOOKS ILL SO A DIVERSION IS MADE.
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200204Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I BASICALLY TRIED TO MAINTAIN SVC IN FIRST CLASS WHILE FLT ATTENDANT #1 WAS IN MAIN CABIN ATTENDING TO A PAX. WE KNEW WE WERE LNDG/DIVERTING TO CLE FAIRLY EARLY ON, SO BREAKFAST HAD TO WAIT UNTIL WE LEFT CLE. FLT ATTENDANT #1 DID AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB AS PURSER, AND THE PLTS WOULD AGREE THAT THE COM WAS PERFECT. THE ENTIRE CREW HANDLED THIS INCIDENT FLAWLESSLY.
MAKES ALL CREW MEMBERS FEEL GOOD WHEN THEY COMPLETE AN EMER ABNORMAL SIT IN A TIMELY AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER.
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200206Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I, CAPT, WAS NOTIFIED FROM FLT ATTENDANT AT ABOUT 6000 FT AND 14 NM FROM ATL ABOUT A PAX WHO COULD NOT STOP THROWING UP. I ASCERTAINED THE SEVERITY OF THE SIT FROM THE FLT ATTENDANT AND DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER WITH ATL TWR. WE RECEIVED PRIORITY AND LANDED ON RWY 27R AND TAXIED TO GATE. OUR COMPANY OPS AND DISPATCH WERE NOTIFIED AND THE MEDICS WERE STANDING BY FOR US AT THE GATE. FROM TOUCHDOWN TO THE GATE WAS ABOUT 2 MINS TOPS. THE MEDICS AIDED THE PAX AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY WHEELCHAIRED OFF THE ACFT. NO OTHER PROBS NOTED.
EMB120 FLC DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER DURING ARR FOR AN ILL PAX AND RECEIVED PRIORITY HANDLING TO THE GATE WHERE IT WAS MET BY THE PARAMEDICS.
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200206Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessPAX HAS SEIZURE, OXYGEN ADMINISTERED, DOCTOR ON BOARD ACFT GAVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER. LANDED AT DEST, PARAMEDIC MET ACFT. STATION PERSONNEL NOTIFIED.PAX ILLNESS, FLC DECLARES MEDICAL EMER.
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200208Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
DECLARED MEDICAL EMER FOR PAX AT XA30Z WITH ZJX. CALLED MCO OPS, REQUESTED PARAMEDICS. PAX BECAME INCOHERENT AND RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM #1 FLT ATTENDANT AND PARAMEDIC MEDICAL FIRE FIGHTER X. LANDED MCO ASAP. PARAMEDIC ARRIVED AT ACFT. DEPLANED PAX, PARENTS AND SISTER, THEN REMAINING PAX.
A B757 FLC HAS TO DECLARE A MEDICAL EMER FOR AN INCAPACITATED YOUNG PAX WITH ZJX 23 MINS OUT FROM MCO, FL.
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200207Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX RANG CALL BUTTON. I RESPONDED. SHE COMPLAINED OF HEART AND L ARM PAINS -- HAD DIFFICULTY BREATHING. SHE HAD HISTORY OF HEART TROUBLE. HAD TAKEN HER MEDICATION. I NOTICED MEDICATIONS, CALLED FOR ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT. TOLD #1 FLT ATTENDANT OF SIT. SHE (#1 FLT ATTENDANT) PAGED FOR DOCTOR. I GOT OXYGEN AND AED AND ASSISTED DOCTOR WITH APPLICATION OF AED.
B757 PAX HAS HEART TROUBLE SYMPTOM DURING CRUISE RESULTING IN CABIN ATTENDANT OBTAINING MEDICAL HELP AND EQUIP TO HELP HER UNTIL LNDG.
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200208Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
APPROX 30 MINS INTO THE FLT, THE PURSER INFORMED ME A MAN, WHO WAS TRAVELING WITH HIS WIFE, HAD PASSED OUT. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HE HAD A HISTORY OF HEART TROUBLE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. I DECIDED THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION WAS TO RETURN TO SJU. WE DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND ADDED LIFEGUARD TO OUR CALL SIGN. THE FLT ATTENDANTS BEGAN PROVIDING OXYGEN. THE PAX AWOKE AND STARTED VOMITING. PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT AND REMOVED THE PAX WHOSE CONDITION HAD IMPROVED TO SOME DEGREE. THE CABIN CREW DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB.
B757 FLT DIVERTS TO SJU DUE TO PAX ILLNESS.
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200208Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A PAX IN BUSINESS CLASS TOLD FLT ATTENDANT #8 UPON BOARDING THAT HE WASN'T FEELING WELL. AFTER WE STARTED OUR SVC, WE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM THE MID GALLEY SAYING, CODE RED. I TOLD THE PURSER, SHE WENT AND ASSISTED BUSINESS CLASS. I CALLED THE COCKPIT TO LET THEM KNOW. AS I WAS ON THE PHONE, I SAW THE PAX MOVING, HE WAS CONSCIOUS. THE FLT ATTENDANTS BROUGHT HIM OXYGEN. I TOLD COCKPIT FOR MORE DIRECT INFO, CALL MID GALLEY. I MAINTAINED SVC AND KEPT WATCH OF COCKPIT DOOR. AS I RECALL, THEY GOT PAX TO HIS SEAT. THINGS SEEMED OKAY FOR AWHILE, THEN HE PASSED OUT AGAIN. THIS TIME, THE FLT ATTENDANTS HAD FOUND 2 MEDICAL DOCTORS IN BUSINESS AND USED THEIR ASSISTANCE. THEY PUT AN IV IN HIM. THE PURSER WAS ASSISTING THE ENTIRE TIME. COCKPIT CALLED AND NEEDED TO MAKE A DECISION ON LNDG. EVERYONE SAID YES. PAX HAS VERY LOW HEART BEAT. FROM WHAT THE FLT ATTENDANTS INVOLVED TOLD ME, THEY HAD SOME PROBS WITH SOME OF THE SOLID STATE OXYGEN CONTAINERS. THEY DISCOVERED LATER THAT THEY WERE NOT RESET AND THEREFORE COULDN'T BE STARTED. OPENING SOME OF THE SMALL PACKAGES OF LATEX GLOVES WAS DIFFICULT IN A RUSH DUE TO THE PACKAGING. AS I OBSERVED THE PURSER GETTING SOLID STATES OUT OF THE OVERHEAD BIN, I REALIZED THAT IT ISN'T THE EASIEST TO DO IN A RUSH. SHE HAD TO STAND ON AN ARMREST AND THEN UNHOOK THE METAL BANDS. I TOOK THE OXYGEN TANKS FROM HER. ONE PERSON COULDN'T DO IT ALONE. IF THERE WAS TURB, THIS COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS. AS THE #5 FLT ATTENDANT OBSERVING, I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE FLT ATTENDANTS INVOLVED AND OF COURSE THE DOCTORS. EVERYONE DID THE BEST THEY COULD.
A B767 CREW, DURING CRUISE, EXPERIENCED A PAX MEDICAL EMER REQUIRING A LNDG SHORT OF DEST.
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200208Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
MEDICAL EMER UNDERWAY AS I EXITED COCKPIT. PAX IN XB1 DOCTOR IN YA. SHE (DOCTOR), ZA, AND FLT ATTENDANT #4 ROLLED UNCONSCIOUS PAX TO FLOOR. MMR/CCC BEGUN (DOCTOR AND FLT ATTENDANT #4), AED ALSO. PAX SHOCKED ONCE (FLT ATTENDANT #2). SLIGHT PULSE, PAX TURNED GRAY, NEVER REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. WE LANDED IN APPROX 35-40 MINS. COS PARAMEDICS TOOK OVER.
MD SUPER 80 FLC DIVERTED TO LAND FOR A PAX MEDICAL EMER.
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200209Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT #2 AND I WERE PULLING BEVERAGE CART UP THE AISLE TO START BEVERAGE SVC. PAX X GOT OUT OF SEAT. I THOUGHT SHE WAS GETTING UP TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. SHE JUST KEPT STANDING IN THE AISLE FOR A COUPLE OF MINS, BUT DIDN'T MAKE HER WAY TO ANY OF THE LAVATORIES. I STOPPED PULLING CART AND WENT UP TO HER TO SEE IF SHE NEEDED ANY HELP. WHEN I LOOKED AT HER, SHE HAD HER EYES WIDE OPEN LIKE SHE WAS STARTLED. A FEW SECONDS LATER, SHE COLLAPSED TO THE FLOOR. PAX Y TALKED TO HER, BUT SHE DIDN'T RESPOND TOO MUCH. WE PILED BLANKETS AND PILLOWS BEHIND HER TO SUPPORT HER. PAX Y KEPT TALKING TO HER AND REASSURING HER. HER COLORING WAS VERY PALE. SHE WAS CLAMMY AND SWEATING. WE GOT OXYGEN AND STARTED HER ON IT. PAX Y WAS AN RN AND HELPED US THROUGHOUT THE SIT. SHE CONSTANTLY TALKED TO AND REASSURED ILL PAX. WE GOT STETHOSCOPE AND BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF FOR HER TO USE. SHE TOOK BLOOD PRESSURE AND SAID IT WAS HIGH, 139/115. CAPT RETURNED US TO ATL TO HAVE PARAMEDICS MEET FLT AND TAKE CARE OF HER. RN FELT SHE PROBABLY HAD A STROKE. AFTER BEING ON OXYGEN FOR A LITTLE WHILE, HER COLOR STARTED GETTING BETTER. WE PUT COLD, WET CLOTHS ON HER FOREHEAD TO HELP COOL HER OFF A BIT. WE ALSO TURNED ALL THE AIR VENTS TOWARDS HER TO HELP COOL HER DOWN. WHEN WE WERE TOLD BY CAPT THAT WE WERE ABOUT 20 MINS OUT, WE SWITCHED OXYGEN TO BE SURE WE DIDN'T RUN OUT BEFORE GETTING TO GATE AREA. WE LEFT HER IN THE AISLE LAYING BACK ON THE PILLOWS AND BLANKETS. RN FELT IT WAS BETTER NOT TO MOVE HER AND THAT IT WAS THE MOST COMFORTABLE POS FOR THE ILL PAX. RN CHKED TO SEE IF SHE WAS DIABETIC OR HAD ANY MEDICAL PROBS. EVERYTHING THAT SHE FOUND OUT FROM EITHER MEDICATION OR PAX WAS THAT SHE HAD ARTHRITIS. WHEN WE GOT BACK TO ATL, PARAMEDICS MET FLT AND TOOK HER OFF TO CARE FOR HER.
MD-S80 FLC RETURNED TO LAND FOR ILL PAX.
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200207Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FIRST CLASS PAX BEGAN TO PANIC/SUFFER ANXIETY ATTACK. HUSBAND SAID SHE HAD ASTHMA. ONBOARD EMT DETERMINED PAX WAS HYPERVENTILATING. TRIED TO CALM HER, UNSUCCESSFUL. FO CAME OUT FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL BREAK AND SURVEYED SCENE. FO AND FLT ATTENDANT #1 AND EMT DETERMINED IT WAS NECESSARY TO DIVERT TO GET ADDITIONAL MEDICAL ATTN. IMMEDIATELY PLTS BEGAN DIVERSION PROCS.
MD80 FLC DIVERTS TO BNA DUE TO PAX ILLNESS.
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200212Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
DSNDING INTO CALGARY -- COCKPIT WAS NOTIFIED THAT AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN THE BACK OF THE PLANE. A DOCTOR RESPONDED TO THE UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN. FLT DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND WAS GIVEN PRIORITY HANDLING INTO CALGARY. PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT AND TRANSPORTED PAX TO HOSPITAL.
MEDICAL EMER WHILE ENRTE CAUSED DIVERSION.
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200212Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS FLT ATTENDANT #1 FOR FIRST CLASS. PAX APCHED ME DURING BOARDING AT DFW AND SAID PAX SEATED NEXT TO HIM WAS ILL AND SHE VOMITED. I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO HER AND ASKED HER WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID HER STOMACH WAS UPSET. I GOT GINGERALE FOR HER. I THEN TALKED WITH HER SEVERAL MINS. I EXPLAINED TO HER WE COULD GET MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR HER THERE IN DFW IF SHE NEEDED IT. SHE INSISTED IT WAS JUST HER STOMACH, AND SHE WAS OK TO CONTINUE TO BIRMINGHAM. I THEN LET THE CAPT KNOW SHE WASN'T FEELING WELL, BUT SHE WANTED TO CONTINUE AND FELT SHE COULD. DURING FLT, SHE SLEPT OFF AND ON. I CHKED HER 3 TIMES (2 TIMES SHE WAS ASLEEP, ONE TIME I OFFERED HER MORE GINGERALE). WHEN WE LANDED, SHE WAS THE LAST ONE (OTHER THAN THE UNACCOMPANIED MINOR) TO DEPLANE. SHE HAD A HVY BAG, AND I OFFERED TO HELP HER CARRY IT. SHE WALKED DOWN THE STEPS IN FRONT OF ME AND STARTED WALKING TOWARD THE TERMINAL. SHE STARTED TO STAGGER. I SAW HER DROP TO HER KNEES THEN FALL FACE FIRST ON THE CONCRETE. I RAN TO HER AND ROLLED HER ON HER BACK, LAID HER FLAT, NO RESPONSE TO VERBAL/PHYSICAL, CHKED FOR BREATHING. HER EYES BEGAN TO FLUTTER, AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SPEAK. I RAN BACK TO THE PLANE TO ASK CAPT TO CALL FOR HELP. I PLACED OXYGEN ON HER FACE. SHE WAS ABLE TO COM WITH ME. I TOOK HER PULSE AND IT WAS 18 BEATS IN 10 SECONDS. I ASKED IF SHE WAS DIABETIC. SHE SAID NO, SHE DIDN'T THINK SO. I GAVE HER SOME SUGAR IN CHEEK JUST AS A PRECAUTION. LEFT OXYGEN ON HER. TURNED HER ON HER SIDE IN RECOVERY POS UNTIL PARAMEDICS ARRIVED AND TOOK OVER.
A FOKKER 100 FLT ATTENDANT RPTED THAT A PAX COLLAPSED ON THE TARMAC IN BHM FOLLOWING BEING ILL DURING THE FLT.
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200212Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED ME, A PAX IN BUSINESS CLASS, WAS HAVING SEVERE PAIN IN HIS CHEST, BACK OF THE SHOULDER, AND SOME DOWN HIS ARMS. I MADE A PA FOR VOLUNTEER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. I THEN WENT RIGHT TO HIM. ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT WENT FOR THE AED, GRAB AND GO KIT AND ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT AND OXYGEN WALKAROUND. WE ALSO HAD 2 ASSISTANTS (RN). WE STARTED THE PAX ON OXYGEN AND CONNECTED HIM TO THE AED. THE AED DID NOT ADVISE A SHOCK. HIS VITAL SIGNS WERE NORMAL. WE ADVISED THE CAPT WE SHOULD LAND ASAP THROUGH THE ADVICE OF THE NURSE ASSISTING US. WE LANDED IN GOOSE BAY, CANADA. MEDICAL PERSONNEL BOARDED ACFT AND TOOK CTL OF THE MEDICAL SIT. I LATER CALLED THE PAX AT HIS OFFICE. HE TOLD ME HE HAD A BLOOD CLOT IN HIS LEG. (THIS CALL WAS MADE ABOUT 6 DAYS AFTER LNDG IN GOOSE BAY.) HE ALSO TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO BE OK.
THE LEAD FLT ATTENDANT ON A B777-200 RPTED PAX ILLNESS RESULTING IN A DIVERSION TO Z40 TO EVAC THE PAX.
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200301Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS PICKING UP TRASH WHEN I CAME ACROSS A PAX WHO DID NOT LOOK WELL AND ASKED HER IF SHE WAS OK. SHE DID NOT RESPOND, SO I IMMEDIATELY RAN TO GET THE OXYGEN. WHEN I RETURNED, SHE WAS EXPERIENCING A SEIZURE. I MADE SURE SHE WAS COMFORTABLE WHILE GIVING HER OXYGEN. SHE LATER STOPPED BREATHING. SO THE #4 FLT ATTENDANT AND I STARTED CPR. AFTER A WHILE, WE COULD NOT FEEL HER PULSE AND SO WE TOOK OUT THE AED. IT DID NOT ADMINISTER SHOCK ALTHOUGH WE DID CONTINUE TO GIVE HER CPR BECAUSE SHE CONTINUED NOT TO BREATH. WE LANDED IN LAS, PARAMEDICS CAME IN AND TOOK HER OFF ALONG WITH THE AED PADS. EVERYTHING WENT WELL REGARDING ALL EMER EQUIP.
S80 CABIN RPT OF MEDICAL EMER DUE TO PAX ILLNESS.
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200301Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
NOTIFIED BY A PAX THAT ANOTHER PAX HAD SLUMPED IN HER SEAT AND SEEMED INCOHERENT. SHE HAD A PULSE, BUT HER LIPS WERE PALE, CAME TO AND COULD SPEAK. INSTRUCTED OTHER FLT ATTENDANT TO NOTIFY FLT ATTENDANT #1 AND HAVE HER PAGE FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, AND TO NOTIFY CAPT. EMER ROOM PHYSICIAN SEATED IN EXIT ROW RESPONDED. HE CHKED THE WOMAN WITH SUPPLIES FROM EMER MEDICAL KIT (BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF, STETHOSCOPE), AND TREATED HER WITH THE GLUCOSE GEL. THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANTS HAD BROUGHT ORANGE JUICE, ETC. THE DOCTOR RECOMMENDED LNDG FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. ALL FLT ATTENDANTS PREPARED GALLEYS AND CABIN FOR DIVERSION TO PHX. LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT, AND REMOVED WOMAN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.
MD80 CREW DIVERTS DUE TO PAX ILLNESS.
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200301Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX SEATED IN 1ST CLASS OF MAIN CABIN TRAVELING TO MIAMI TO RECEIVE A KIDNEY SUFFERED A SEIZURE ON MIDFLT. THE PAX WAS TREATED BY A NURSE THAT WAS PAGED BY ME. PAX WAS INITIALLY SEEN EXPERIENCING A SEIZURE, CAUSING THE PAX TO EMIT SALIVA AND SHAKE. FLT ATTENDANTS AND RPTING NURSE CHKED FOR A PULSE. PAX INITIALLY WAS FOUND NOT TO HAVE A PULSE, BUT THEN THE NURSE FOUND ONE ON HIS NECK. PAX WAS GIVEN OXYGEN UNTIL LNDG. PARAMEDICS ON THE GND READ A FLAT LINE, AND PAX WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON ARR.
A PAX DIES AFTER HAVING SUFFERED A SEIZURE ON AN A-300 ENRTE ON AN OVERWATER OP INTO MIA, FL.
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201201Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A Flight Attendant called aft after first beverage service, alerting us that she was having some kind of allergic reaction and needed assistance up front. The 'B' Flight Attendant went forward to aid her while the 'C' and I did the second beverage cart. While on the cart, the 'B' came to the cart and requested the [medical provider] headset. Soon after, the 'A' Flight Attendant paged for medical assistance, to which we had several responses from nurses on board. We let two nurses head forward and delivered the EEMK, per [medical provider's] request. The 'A' Flight Attendant was lying on the floor in the forward galley as the nurses tended to her, and eventually moved to the jumpseat. She was shaking violently and was nauseated, so the 'B' aided her in moving to a main cabin seat, where she sat next to one of the nurses. During the final descent she came forward and alerted the flight deck via interphone that she was having another bout of hives and needed another shot of the EpiPen, and following her was the nurse seated next to her. The crew and I encouraged the 'A' Flight Attendant to return to the main cabin seat for landing, and I sat alone in the forward jumpseat in the inboard position for landing. As we were approaching our destination, passengers seated around her stood up and were waving for help, but with the runway in view we asked everyone to be seated immediately. During our taxi into the gate I walked toward mid cabin, where the 'B' was also headed to check on her. Everything seemed to be relatively in control, other than the 'A' looking shaky, so I returned forward to my jumpseat. When we parked at the gate, paramedics met the flight. Customers remained seated while they proceeded to her seat to assist her, and she attempted to walk down the aisle and off of the aircraft. A Flight Attendant on airport standby was called and able to step onboard so we could meet the minimum crew requirements. Around row 6, the 'A' Flight Attendant collapsed and suffered a violent seizure, with the passengers in row 4 attempting to loosely restrain her legs. The Agent meeting the flight hadn't been informed there was a medical, so I briefly explained what was happening to her. She called for a ground supervisor, who worked with our Captain and Operations to have the aft stairs pulled up so the passengers could deplane. This took approximately 15 minutes from block in, since they had to move some ground equipment. Several First Class passengers were able to deplane after the medics put the 'A' Flight Attendant on oxygen and stabilized her somewhat, although she was still intermittently unresponsive and appeared to suffer a few more seizures. The 'A' Flight Attendant was able to be moved to an aisle chair and brought off the aircraft.
A Flight Attendant reported that at cruise the 'A' Flight Attendant had an allergic reaction which required medical attention including EpiPen injections to control. She was still very ill upon arrival.
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200302Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessDECLARED EMER NEAR BDF AFTER GIVEN A HOLD. WAS ENRTE TO ORD WITH VERY ILL PAX THAT HAD BEEN TOTALLY UNRESPONSIVE. HAD DOCTOR ON BOARD AND WAS IN CONTACT WITH DUTY DOCTOR. ATC WAS VERY COOPERATIVE. PARAMEDICS MET FLT.AN A320 FLT HAD AN ILL PAX ON BOARD. THEY LANDED, AND PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT.
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200302Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WHILE WORKING THE BEVERAGE CART, I APCHED A PAX AND ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED SOMETHING TO DRINK. SHE SLOWLY RAISED HER HEAD AND TRIED TO TELL ME SOMETHING, BUT COULD NOT MAKE ANY SOUNDS COME OUT. I GOT DOWN ON HER LEVEL AND ASKED HER IF SHE COULD HEAR ME OR UNDERSTAND ME. SHE TRIED AGAIN TO TALK, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED. SHE COULD BARELY KEEP HER EYES OPEN. I THEN NOTICED SHE WAS SWEATING PROFUSELY. I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THE GALLEY AND GOT A COLD RAG. WHEN I RETURNED, THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANT HAD PUT THE CART AWAY, DO I WIPED HER FOREHEAD AND TRIED ONCE AGAIN TO COM WITH HER. WHEN THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANT RETURNED, WE LOWERED HER TO THE FLOOR. THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANT WENT TO PAGE FOR A DOCTOR, AT WHICH TIME A NURSE ON BOARD MADE HER PRESENCE KNOWN TO ME. WE WORKED TOGETHER TO TAKE OFF THE LADY'S JACKET. THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANT RETRIEVED ALL THE NECESSARY MEDICAL EQUIP AND BROUGHT IT TO ME. I IMMEDIATELY PUT OXYGEN ON HER, BUT SHE DID NOT IMPROVE. THE NURSE TOOK HER BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE. I THEN INSTRUCTED A PAX TO LOOK IN HER BAG AND SEE IF HE COULD IDENT ANY MEDICAL HISTORIES. HE PULLED OUT AN INSULIN KIT. THE NURSE PRICKED HER FINGER TO GET A READING, WHILE I PUT SUGAR IN HER MOUTH. THE NURSE CONTINUED TO TRY AND OBTAIN AN ACCURATE READING, BUT COULD NOT MAKE THE PROMPT WORK. AT THAT POINT, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT WE SHOULD MAKE AN EMER LNDG. THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ORDEAL, I WAS ABLE TO GET 3 SUGAR PACKETS IN HER MOUTH AND A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF ORANGE JUICE. SHE FADED IN AND OUT OF A CONSCIOUS STATE. ONCE WE LANDED IN WICHITA, THE PARAMEDICS CAME ON BOARD AND OBTAINED THE NECESSARY INFO FROM MYSELF AND THE NURSE. THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO TAKE A BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL READING, AND WITHIN MINS, INSERTED AN IV INTO THE PAX'S L LOWER ARM. WITHIN A COUPLE OF MINS SHE CAME AROUND. THE PARAMEDICS ASKED HER QUESTIONS TO DISCERN HER RATIONALITY AND THEN RELEASED HER. SECURITY ESCORTED HER OFF THE PLANE. SHE WALKED OFF. APPROX 2 HRS LATER, WE FLEW BACK TO ZZZ.
DURING A FLT, A FLT ATTENDANT NOTICES THAT A PAX WAS ILL. WHILE A NURSE AND THE FLT ATTENDANT'S DEAL WITH THE ILL PAX, THE CAPT MADE AN EMER LNDG. PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT.
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200302Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ABOUT 15-20 MINS OUT OF IAD, FLT ATTENDANT CALLED TO ADVISE OF PAX WHO HAD MOMENTARILY FAINTED AFTER STANDING UP. WE ADVISED ATC THAT WE HAD A MEDICAL SIT ON BOARD. SUBSEQUENT CONVERSATIONS WITH FLT ATTENDANT AND DOCTOR ATTENDING THE PAX INDICATED DETERIORATING CONDITION. PCT APCH CLRED US DIRECT TO OM. NEARING IAD, I WAS TOLD PAX, WHO HAD BEEN SEATED, WAS NOW ON AFT GALLEY FLOOR, UNRESPONSIVE AND BREATHING SHALLOWLY. I TOLD POTOMAC APCH 'WE HAVE MEDICAL EMER ON BOARD AND NEED PRIORITY HANDLING.' I WANTED TO BE CERTAIN WE WERE ACCOMMODATED. HAD MEDICS MEET ACFT. TWR CLRED US TO GATE. FOLLOWED SOP AND LANDED NORMALLY. PAX LEFT ON HIS OWN WITHOUT SEEKING FURTHER MEDICAL ATTN (SURPRISED ME).
AN A320 FLT CREW DECLARES AN EMER AND LANDS DUE TO AN ILL PAX.
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200303Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT #2 NOTICED PAX WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING. SHE WENT TO THE PHONE AND CALLED FLT ATTENDANT #1. FLT ATTENDANT CALLED CAPT TO ADVISE OF THE SIT AS THE FLT WAS PULLING AWAY FROM THE GATE. FLT ATTENDANT #1 TOOK THE DEFIBRILLATOR AND GOT THE PAX. PAX'S WHO WERE MEDICAL STUDENTS -- 1 INTERN AND 1 HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR -- WERE IN SEATS SURROUNDING THE PAX. FLT ATTENDANT #4 RETRIEVED OXYGEN FROM AFT (RETURNED AND REMAINED WITH THE PAX). PAX DID NOT HAVE A PULSE -- HE WAS PLACED ON THE FLOOR BTWN SEATS (AISLE). HE WAS IRRATIONAL AND NOT RESPONDING. THE DEFIBRILLATOR WAS USED -- PULSE RETURNED AND BREATHING STARTED. FLT ATTENDANT #1 AND FLT ATTENDANT #2 NOTIFIED THE CAPT OF THE NEED FOR PARAMEDICS (FLT ATTENDANT #2 -- MAIN COMMUNICATOR TO COCKPIT). PAX REGAINED PARTIAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND APPEARED TO BE HAVING A SEIZURE. PARAMEDICS ARRIVED AND PAX WAS REMOVED FROM THE ACFT. SOMEBODY WENT OUTSIDE WITH FLT ATTENDANT #1 TO CONSULT WITH THE PARAMEDICS.
MD80 CREW RETURNED TO THE GATE WITH AN ILL PAX AT ORD.
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200304Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
RETURNED TO GATE AFTER FLT ATTENDANTS INFORMED ME THAT A PAX, JUST IN FROM SYDNEY VIA LAX, WAS SICK AND HAD MADE 3 VISITS TO THE LAVATORY SINCE BOARDING. PARAMEDICS DETERMINED THAT SINCE HE HAD NO FEVER, SARS COULD BE RULED OUT. PARAMEDICS BELIEVED HE HAD THE FLU, SINCE HE ADMITTED TO EXPOSURE TO THOSE WHO HAD FLU. HE AND HIS BAG REMOVED FROM FLT.
CAPT ELECTS TO HAVE PAX REMOVED FROM FLT AT DFW AFTER FLT ATTENDANT INFORMS CAPT OF ILLNESS CONDITIONS, CONFIRMED BY PARAMEDICS.
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200304Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
IN CRUISE, FLT ATTENDANT CALLED COCKPIT AND SAID PAX IN COACH WAS ILL, AND THEY WERE CALLING FOR A DOCTOR. A DOCTOR WAS ONBOARD AND HELPED SICK PAX. FLT ATTENDANT KEPT COCKPIT INFORMED AND ASKED PERMISSION TO RELEASE THE MEDICAL KIT AND IT WAS GRANTED. FLT ATTENDANT SAID THEY THEN WERE OPENING THE AED AS THE DOCTOR SAID HE COULDN'T FIND A PULSE AND APPEARED PAX STOPPED BREATHING. COCKPIT CALLED AND DOCTOR ASKED HOW MUCH TIME TO ORD. TOLD HIM APPROX 45 MIN, AND HE SAID OK AS SHE STARTED TO SHOW SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT. AED WAS NOT USED, JUST OPENED. DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER AND WAS GIVEN DIRECT ORD AND STRAIGHT IN TO RWY 27R AT ORD. LANDED ORD UNEVENTFULLY AND TAXIED TO GATE. DOCTOR REQUESTED PARAMEDICS AND AMBULANCE MEET THE FLT AND, THEY DID. PAX, HAD LOW IRON AND WAS ANEMIC, WAS IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
B737 FLT CREW HAS MEDICAL EMER ENRTE TO ORD.
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200305Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX SITTING IN 2F APPEARED TO BE CHOKING. FLT ATTENDANT IN THE AISLE BROUGHT HER TO THE FIRST CLASS GALLEY AREA. I ASKED THE PAX IF SHE WAS BREATHING, AND SHE NODDED. I GAVE HER SOME WATER, WHICH CAME RIGHT OUT OF HER MOUTH AS SHE TRIED TO SWALLOW IT. I ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED ME TO PERFORM THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER, AND SHE AGAIN NODDED. I PLACED MY FIST UNDER HER DIAPHRAGM, AND PERFORMED THE HEIMLICH. SHE WAS ABLE TO EXPEL WHATEVER HAD BEEN STUCK. PAX STATED SHE WAS FINE AFTER THAT.
B757 CABIN ATTENDANT ADMINISTERS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO AILING PAX.
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200305Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
1 HR INTO THE FLT, MY PAX'S WIFE IN FIRST CLASS REQUESTED A PHYSICIAN ONBOARD. HER HUSBAND WAS SHAKING, PALE. HE WAS ON THERAPEUTIC OXYGEN HE HAD BOARDED WITH. PHYSICIAN RESPONDED. USING MEDICAL KIT (ENHANCED, NOT FAA), HE STABILIZED PAX. THE PAX HAD SEVERAL SEVERE MEDICAL PROBS. THIS ONE TURNED OUT TO LOOK LIKE A DIABETIC REACTION. THE IV IN KIT, PLUS ORANGE JUICE, SEEMED TO CALM HIM DOWN. ARPT EMT'S MET ACFT.
A CABIN ATTENDANT EXPERIENCED AN ILL PAX THAT RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTN BY A DOCTOR THAT WAS ONBOARD.
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201112Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
After landing the First Officer was unresponsive when I called for the after landing checklist. I looked at him and noticed his eyes were open but he was motionless. I called his name three times, shook his shoulder and asked if he was OK but received no response. He was motionless and unresponsive for approximately 30 seconds. I called for a medical team to meet us at the gate. The ambulance showed at the gate and the First Officer was assessed and taken into the ambulance. The medical team released the First Officer and he returned back on the aircraft as a non-revenue passenger back.
When after landing his First Officer failed to respond to repeated attempts to arouse him the Captain of a CRJ-200 requested medical crews to meet the aircraft at the gate. The First Officer was relieved of duty and returned to his domicile on the return flight as a passenger.
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200306Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT WAS AT CRUISE ALT TO SMF. EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL WHEN I RECEIVED 4 CHIMES ON THE CREW INTERCOM SYS. UPON ANSWERING, MY A FLT ATTENDANT INDICATED THAT WE HAD A PAX ONBOARD, WHO WAS HAVING A SEIZURE. WE CONTACTED ATC AND INFORMED THEM OF THE SIT, AND WE NEEDED PRIORITY HANDLING INTO SMF. WE THEN CONTACTED COMMERCIAL RADIO, AND WAS PATCHED THROUGH TO MEDICAL DISPATCHERS. THEY WERE THEN PATCHED TO THE FLT ATTENDANTS. AT THIS TIME, I WAS INFORMED BY MY ATTENDANTS THAT A DOCTOR WAS ONBOARD AND WAS ASSISTING. MOMENTS LATER, THE A FLT ATTENDANT CALLED AND STATED THAT THE PAX HAD ANOTHER SEIZURE, WAS FROTHING AT THE MOUTH WITH SOME BLOOD APPARENT, AND THAT WE SHOULD LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE DOCTOR WAS ALSO IN AGREEMENT WITH THE CHANGE OF PLANS. I ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT MEDICAL DISPATCH THAT OUR DEST MIGHT BE CHANGING, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. MY FO CHKED THE CDU FOR DISTANCES AND SJC WAS 80 MI CLOSER THAN SMF. WE INFORMED ATC, AND USING MY EMER AUTH AS THE CAPT OF THE PLANE, WE DIVERTED TO SJC. I CONTACTED SJC OPS AND ASKED THAT EMS BE READY ON ARR. WE LANDED 20 MINS LATER, AND ON ARR, EMS BOARDED THE ACFT AND TOOK THE PAX FROM THE ACFT. A CAPT FROM THE SAN JOSE FIRE DEPT INFORMED ME THAT THE PAX WOULD PROBABLY BE TAKEN TO XYZ MEDICAL HOSPITAL. I CONTACTED DISPATCH AND TALKED TO THEM ABOUT THE SIT. A NEW RELEASE WAS ISSUED, PAPERWORK ACCOMPLISHED, FUEL RECEIVED, AND WE PROCEEDED TO SMF UNEVENTFULLY. MY RPT OF IRREGULARITY HAS ATTACHED TO IT A NOTE FROM THE DOCTOR INDICATING THE NEED TO LAND ASAP. I WOULD ALSO STATE THAT AT THE TIME OF DIVERT, THE FLT CREW WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT MEDICAL DISPATCH AND THE DOCTOR ASSISTING WERE IN AGREEMENT TO DIVERT. I TRIED TO TALK TO MEDICAL DISPATCHER, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. NEEDING BOTH RADIOS FOR COM AND COORD, I DID WHAT THE DOCTOR INSTRUCTED, WHICH WAS TO LAND ASAP.
B737-700 CREW WAS ADVISED TO LAND AT THE NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT, BY AN ONBOARD MEDICAL DOCTOR PAX, BECAUSE OF A PAX IN CONVULSIONS.
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200305Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FO WAS ON BREAK WHEN HE WAS INTERRUPTED BY A FLT ATTENDANT TO ADVISE ME CODE RED. I IMMEDIATELY INFORMED THE CAPT, AND THEN PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN FOR ASSISTANCE. AN RN OFFERED HER ASSISTANCE. I OBTAINED THE GRAB-N-GO EMK AND AED, AND ASSISTED THE RN. THE ILL PAX APPEARED TO BE SUFFERING FROM CARDIAC ARREST. WE XFERRED HIM TO THE MIDDLE GALLEY. AED WAS USED, AND THE RN DID ALL SHE COULD TO SAVE THIS MAN. ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT ASSISTED IN CPR. WE RETURNED TO HONOLULU, WHERE PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT. BECAUSE I WAS INVOLVED IN ASSISTING THE RN WITH THE MEDICAL KIT, I TRULY FEEL WE SHOULD BE TRAINED THOROUGHLY ON THE CONTENTS. THE RN ASKED ME FOR STUFF THAT I HAD NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT. IN ADDITION, I BELIEVE SHE WAS A NERVOUS WRECK, AND CONFUSED, BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE ILL PAX. THE FLT CREW INVOLVED DID EVERYTHING WE WERE TRAINED TO DO.
A CABIN ATTENDANT EXPERIENCES AN ILL PAX, AND IS CONCERNED WITH THE LACK OF TRAINING ON THE CONTENTS OF THE EMER MEDICAL KIT.
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200306Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX WAS VOMITING IN LAP AND ON SELF WITH NO RESPONSE. WHEN QUESTIONED, FELT 'BAD' BUT COULD NOT GET UP. LOOKED GREY AND CLAMMY. INTERPHONE SYS ON ACFT INOP. WENT TO FORWARD GALLEY TO CONTACT PLTS TO ADVISE OF MEDICAL SIT AND CALL FOR MEDICAL DOCTOR. HAD 2 NURSES AND MEDICAL DOCTOR RESPOND. EVALUATE AND DETERMINE RECENT HEART BY-PASS AND ON MEDICATION, PUT PAX ON MID-GALLEY FLOOR, ELEVATE FEET. ADMINISTRATED OXYGEN AND WRAPPED IN BLANKETS. USED EMK AND MEDICAL KIT. ADMINISTERED IV AND GAVE INJECTION. NURSE ASKED FOR AED, BUT PAX WAS CONSCIOUS AND ADVISED HER OF NOT USING ON CONSCIOUS PAX. WITHIN 20 MINS MEDICAL DOCTOR ASKED ME TO FIND OUT WHERE WE WERE AND HOW FAST WE COULD GET ON GND. PLT SAID HALIFAX 45 MINS AWAY. SATCOM WAS INOP AND COULD NOT CALL. LANDED WITH 2 NURSES ON FLOOR HOLDING PAX, ALL FLT ATTENDANTS IN JUMP SEATS. MEDICS WITH HEART MONITOR MET FLT, REMOVED PAX TO HOSPITAL, WAS STILL THERE 2 DAYS LATER WHEN CHKED.
A FLT ATTENDANT NOTIFIED AN ILL PAX, WHICH LED TO A DIVERSION FOR MEDICAL ATTN AFTER CONSULTING A DOCTOR.
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200306Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A PAX BECAME UNCONSCIOUS AND NOT BREATHING 2 TIMES INFLT. THE FIRST TIME PAX AROUND HIM YELLED HE WAS CHOKING. THE OTHER FLT ATTENDANT IN THE MAIN CABIN GOT IN THE SEAT BEHIND HIM AND DID THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER. AFTER A DOCTOR CAME, WE PULLED HIM TO LAY HIM DOWN AND HE CAME TO. THE 2ND TIME WHEN WE PULLED HIM TO LAY HIM DOWN HE CAME TO AGAIN. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE PROB FOR HIS MEDICAL CONDITION. HE WAS A LARGE MAN AND WE HAD PROBS MOVING HIM AND WORKING (WITH AN IV) IN SUCH TIGHT QUARTERS.
A CABIN ATTENDANT EXPERIENCED AN ILL PAX ON BOARD THAT RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM A PAX THAT WAS A DOCTOR.
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200306Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
HAD JUST BRIEFED PLAN FOR ARR, SECURED FOOD TRAYS. HEARD LOUD BANG LIKE QUEEN CART FALLING OVER AGAINST FORWARD PORTION OF CABIN. HAD FO OBSERVE THROUGH PEEPHOLE TO ASCERTAIN IF THERE WAS A PROB. HE SAW FLT ATTENDANT HELPING FALLEN PAX. I CONTACTED FLT ATTENDANT AND SHE ADVISED PAX HAD FAINTED AND FALLEN. I SENT ACARS TO DISPATCH FOR A HEADS UP AND NOTIFIED ATC OF A POTENTIAL NEED FOR EMER HANDLING. WITH FURTHER CONTACT SHE ADVISED US A NEUROLOGIST WAS ONBOARD, CREDENTIAL CHK CONFIRMED, AND SHE WOULD RELAY INFO SOON. PAX WAS VERY LARGE MAN AND UNABLE TO BE MOVED. PAX WAS MALE, COLLAPSED INTO FLT ATTENDANT'S SEAT AREA HEAD FIRST. DOCTOR ADVISED PAX MUST NOT BE MOVED AND RECOMMENDED EXPEDITIOUS FLT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. NOTIFIED DISPATCH OF REQUEST, REVIEW EMER SECTION OF OPS MANUAL AND GAVE BOOK TO FO FOR REVIEW. NOTIFIED ATC WE NEEDED PRIORITY HANDLING DUE TO MEDICAL EMER. MY CALL. I HEARD THE LEVEL OF HIS IMPACT ON THE FORWARD AREA, GOT MEDICAL EVAL FROM DOCTOR, OBSERVATION FROM FLT ATTENDANT THROUGH COGNITIVE ACCUMULATION OF PERTINENT INFO FELT PAX NEEDED OUR EXPEDITIOUS ENTRY TO SFO. FLT ATTENDANT STATED PAX IMMOBILE. FLT ATTENDANT SAT WITH PAX ON FLOOR FOR LNDG. I ASKED IF PAX COULD BE MOVED TO SEAT BY OTHER PAX BUT DOCTOR SAID MUST NOT MOVE. BOTH MEDICAL KITS WERE BEING USED. HAD DISPATCH GET PARAMEDICS FOR OUR ARR. SOP FOLLOWED. GREAT INQUIRY ON PAX AND PROC. DISCUSSED LNDG WITH FLT ATTENDANT ON FLOOR WITH PAX. FLT ATTENDANT WAS JUMP SEATING AND VOLUNTEERED HER HELP. NORMAL APCH AND LNDG (SMOOTH) AND TAXI TO GATE. AGAIN ALL SOP FOLLOWED AND WELL DONE BY CREW.
A320 CREW HAD A PAX PASS OUT AND FALL IN CABIN.
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200305Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A PAX INFORMED #2 FLT ATTENDANT THAT HER HUSBAND WAS ILL. I PAGED FOR A PHYSICIAN AND ALSO RETRIEVED THE OXYGEN WHILE #2 FLT ATTENDANT GOT THE AED AND GRAB AND GO KIT. WE HAD A CARDIOLOGIST ONBOARD WHO ANSWERED THE PAGE AND CAME FORWARD. I TURNED THE OXYGEN ON AND THE PHYSICIAN PUT THE PAX ON OXYGEN AND ALSO MONITORED HIM WITH THE AED. NO SHOCK WAS ADVISED AND WE CONTINUED TO MONITOR THE PULSE. I KEPT THE CAPT INFORMED AND WE DIVERTED TO ABQ AND EMTS MET THE FLT.
SICK PAX REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTN ON DOMESTIC ACR FLT. UTILIZED AUTOMATIC EMER DEFIBRILLATOR TO MONITOR PAX CONDITION AND SUPPLIED OXYGEN. DIVERTED TO ENRTE ARPT.
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200306Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT ATTENDANT CALLED, PRIOR TO DSCNT INTO ATL, THAT AN ELDERLY WOMAN HAD BECOME UNCONSCIOUS AND HAD DIFFICULTY BREATHING. I ASKED FLT ATTENDANT WHAT HER RECOMMENDATION WAS. AND SHE SAID 'WE NEED TO BE ON THE GND RIGHT NOW!' I DECLARED AN EMER, ENTERED 7700, AND REQUESTED AN EMER APCH INTO HUNTSVILLE, AL (HSV). SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE FLT ATTENDANT SAID A DOCTOR HAD EXAMINED THE LADY AND SHE HAD A STEADY PULSE AND NORMAL RESPIRATION. WE INFORMED CTR, CHANGED OUR DEST TO ATL (WITH THE DOCTOR'S CONCURRENCE) AND LANDED. PARAMEDICS MET THE ACFT AT THE GATE AND ESCORTED THE LADY OFF.
AN ACR CAPT DECLARED AN EMER WITH ZTL AND INITIATED AN APCH TO HSV. IN THE INTERIM, THE FLT ATTENDANT FOUND A PHYSICIAN ONBOARD WHO SAID THE PAX COULD MAKE IT TO DEST, ATL.
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200106Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WHEN I RETURNED FROM MY BREAK, I WAS INFORMED THAT A PAX WAS NOT WELL, AND MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE. WHEN I CHKED ON HER, I WAS TOLD BY #12 FLT ATTENDANT. SHE HAD FAINTED, AND WAS GIVEN COLD TOWELS, OXYGEN, AND WATER. SHE WAS NOT RESPONDING. THEY LEFT HER WITH HER HUSBAND. I ASKED THE HUSBAND IF SHE WAS BETTER. HE SAID NO, I CALLED HER BY NAME. SHE DIDN'T TURN IN MY DIRECTION. I ALSO NOTICED SHE WAS COMBATIVE, HAD SOILED HERSELF, AND WAS WEAK ON R SIDE, WHICH ARE SIGNS OF A STROKE. I PAGED FOR A DOCTOR, AND MORE EQUIP. THE DOCTOR (PAX) AGREED IT WAS A STROKE. WE LANDED AT SHANNON, IRELAND. DOCTOR WENT TO HOSPITAL WITH PAX.
A B777 FLT ATTENDANT IN CHARGE RPTED THAT A PAX SUFFERED A STROKE DURING FLT TO EGLL. THE CAPT DIVERTED.
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200308Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
WOMAN BOARDED IN WHEELCHAIR. SHE WANTED A BETTER SEAT. MOVED HER TO A NEW SEAT FOR MORE LEGROOM. SHE DID NOT LOOK WELL. I ASKED HER TWICE IF SHE WAS OK TO TRAVEL, SHE STATED YES. ABOUT AN HR AND ONE HALF INTO FLT, SHE FELL OUT OF HER SEAT AND WAS HAVING SEIZURES AND VOMITING. WE HAD A CARDIOLOGIST AND A NURSE ON BOARD WHO WORKED ON HER AS WELL AS 2 FLT ATTENDANTS (#4 AND #9). ENHANCED MEDICAL KIT USED AS WELL AS AED (NO SHOCK ADVISED). DOCTOR COULD NOT FIND A PULSE. WE TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK TO LHR. PULSE RETURNED SOMEWHAT. ARRIVED IN EGLL. MEDICAL PERSONNEL TOOK PAX TO HOSPITAL. FLT CANCELED FOR THE NIGHT.
B777-200 FLT ATTENDANT HAD A PAX THAT FELL OUT OF HER SEAT, WAS HAVING SEIZURES AND WAS VOMITING. SHE WAS ATTENDED BY AN ONBOARD PAX MEDICAL DOCTOR, AN ON BOARD PAX NURSE, AND FLT ATTENDANTS. THE CREW RETURNED TO THE DEP ARPT AND REQUESTED MEDICAL ATTN.
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200308Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessZ TIME: XA00. FREQ/ALT: LAX APCH. ATC FACILITY: LAX APCH. LOCATION: PHX. EMER DIVERT DUE TO DOCTOR'S ASSESSMENT OF ILL PAX. MEDICAL EMER DECLARED.A PAX ILLNESS RESULTS IN LNDG SHORT OF DEST.
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200308Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
A MALE PAX PASSED OUT IN HIS SEAT DURING THE SVC. HIS WIFE SCREAMED FOR HELP. HE CAME TO, JUST AS I AND ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT ARRIVED ON THE SCENE. LUCKILY, A DOCTOR (MD) WAS SITTING IN THE SAME ROW. HE MOVED THE PAX TO THE LAST ROW OF COACH. HE MONITORED THE PAX WITH THE AED AND BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF. HE AND ANOTHER DOCTOR RECOMMENDED LNDG IMMEDIATELY -- POSSIBLE HEART ATTACK. WE DIVERTED TO COS. MEDICAL PERSONNEL BOARDED THE PLANE FROM THE FORWARD ENTRY DOOR AND TOOK HIM OFF VIA THE TAIL CONE EXIT, WHICH PROVED VERY CONVENIENT. MY BIGGEST CONCERN SAFETY-WISE WOULD BE THE LACK OF USABLE SPACE IN WHICH TO ASSIST AN ILL PAX AND MAINTAIN ROOM FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO ACCESS EXITS, LAVATORIES, ETC. IF THAT LAST ROW WASN'T AVAILABLE, WHERE WOULD WE HAVE HELPED HIM ON A FULL MD80? IF HE WAS IN THE AISLE AND THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT, IT WOULD HAVE BLOCKED EXITS.
MD80 FLT ATTENDANTS CALLED TO ASSIST A PAX THAT HAD PASSED OUT.
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200308Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX CAME FORWARD AND COMPLAINED OF NAUSEA THEN LIGHT HEADEDNESS. ADMINISTERED COLD COMPRESS AND SOFT DRINK. PAX FELT BETTER AFTER VOMITING AND WENT BACK TO HIS SEAT IN FIRST CLASS. WHILE CHKING ON HIM, HE INDICATED HE WAS FEELING WORSE, SO HAD HIM COME FORWARD AND PAGE FOR A DOCTOR OR NURSE. (1 DOCTOR AND 2 NURSES VOLUNTEERED.) GOT HIM BACK TO HIS SEAT WHERE HE PASSED OUT. OPENED MEDICAL KIT AND DOCTOR USED BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF, STETHOSCOPE, IV SOLUTION AND 'NITRO.' DIVERTED TO LAS. WE ALSO ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE UNFAMILIAR WITH ELECTRONIC BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF. IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO STANDARDIZE THESE.
AN ILL PAX RESULTED IN A B757 HAVING TO DIVERT.
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200308Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX HAD A HEART CONDITION AND COLLAPSED IN AISLE IN BUSINESS CLASS. OXYGEN WAS GIVEN. PHYSICIAN WAS PAGED AND RESPONDED. AED WAS USED AND SHOCK WAS GIVEN BY ME. WE THEN LANDED IN ZZZZ APPROX 40 MINS LATER. PAX WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. SEVERAL FLT ATTENDANTS WERE INVOLVED IN THE CARE OF THIS PAX AND ALL PERFORMED CALMLY AND PROFESSIONALLY AS WE ARE TRAINED TO DO.
A B777 FLT ATTENDANT RPTED THAT A PAX WHO HAD COLLAPSED ON A FLT TO ZZZ, HAD TO RECEIVE SHOCK FROM THE ONBOARD AED. THE CAPT DIVERTED.
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200309Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I WAS ADVISED BY A FLT ATTENDANT THAT WE HAD A PAX WITH A POSSIBLE MISCARRIAGE. I WAS IN THE MAIN CABIN AT THE TIME ON BREAK AS WE WERE FLYING 3 PLT TO GIVE THE RELIEF PLT THE LNDG. I WENT TO CHK OUT THE PAX. WE HAD AN EMT ON BOARD WHO ADVISED US OF THE SIT. HE FELT SHE WAS OK TO GO TO MIA AS THE OTHER OPTIONS WERE KINGSTON OR HAVANA. SHE WAS LAYING ACROSS THE 3 SEATS WITH MINIMAL BLEEDING. PAX WAS 10 WKS PREGNANT AND 44 YRS OLD. WE DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER FOR PRIORITY AND RECEIVED DIRECT ROUTING WITH COORD FROM HAVANA AND MIAMI CTRS. WE ADVISED DISPATCH AND HAD THE PHYSICIAN ON CALL AVAILABLE IF MATTERS CHANGED. THE PARAMEDICS MET THE FLT AND TOOK THE PAX TO THE HOSPITAL. THE FLT CREW DID A SUPER JOB, ALONG WITH DISPATCH AND OPS AT MIA.
B757 FLT CREW HAS AN ILL PAX WHILE ENRTE, DECLARES AN EMER AND CONTINUES TO MIA.
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FLT ATTENDANT CALLED TO SAY THAT WE HAD AN ELDERLY PAX THAT WAS INCOHERENT AND UNRESPONSIVE AND WAS BEING GIVEN OXYGEN FROM A WALKAROUND BOTTLE. I ASKED IF A PAX REQUESTING A PHYSICIAN'S HELP HAD BEEN MADE AND WAS TOLD NO BUT THEY WOULD DO THAT RIGHT AWAY. SEVERAL MINS LATER, FLT ATTENDANT CALLED BACK TO SAY A PHYSICIAN WAS ON BOARD AND WAS LOOKING AT THE PAX. I TOLD THE FLT ATTENDANT TO ASK THE PHYSICIAN IF WE NEEDED TO LAND FOR ASSISTANCE OR CONTINUE ON TO PHL AND TOLD HER TO TELL HIM THE REMAINING TIME ENRTE. SHE CALLED BACK SEVERAL MINS LATER AND SAID THE DOCTOR SAID TO LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I DECLARED A MEDICAL EMER WITH ZME AND WE DSNDED AND LANDED OVERWT AT MEM AT 131600 LBS. THE LNDG WAS NORMAL AND UNEVENTFUL. PARAMEDICS HAD BEEN REQUESTED AND WERE WAITING AT THE GATE WHEN WE PARKED. THE PHYSICIAN/PAX SAID HE THOUGHT THE ILL PAX HAD A STROKE. THE ILL PAX AND HIS WIFE WERE REMOVED IN WHEELCHAIRS BY THE PARAMEDICS AND WE RE-FILED AND REFUELED AND DEPARTED FOR PHL.
AN MD80 FLT CREW HAD TO DIVERT AND LAND DUE TO AN ILL PAX.
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The First Officer began to feel faint and became briefly unresponsive. I declared an emergency and diverted the flight. A Company First Officer riding in the cockpit jumpseat helped move the First Officer to a first class cabin seat and coordinated care with the flight attendants. He then took the First Officer's seat and assisted me during the descent and landing. A physician was found on board the aircraft and helped care for the First Officer until EMT's removed him at the gate. Our jumpseater did an exemplary job helping remove First Officer from his seat, coordinate with the flight attendants for the First Officer's care, and assisting me with the emergency descent and landing. The First Officer did all this while operating on very little sleep and being completely unfamiliar with the MD80 aircraft.
An MD80 First Officer became ill in flight and was removed by a jumpseating pilot who then assisted the Captain after an emergency was declared and the flight diverted.
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200309Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event IllnessPAX TOLD ME SHE WAS HAVING HEART PAINS. SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS ON HEART MEDICATIONS. SHE STARTED SHAKING AND SEEMED LIKE SHE COULD NOT BREATHE. I ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD LIKE US TO LAND, AND SHE SAID YES.AN MD80'S FLT ATTENDANT RPTED THAT THE CAPT DIVERTED AFTER A PAX, EXPERIENCING ANGINA, REQUESTED THAT THE ACFT LAND.
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200309Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FEMALE PAX BECAME VIOLENTLY ILL AND LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. OXYGEN WAS ADMINISTERED BUT PAX WAS IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTINUALLY VOMITING. A PAX WHO IS A NURSE ASSISTED AND CHKED VITAL SIGNS. WE DIVERTED TO ORD (CHICAGO O'HARE) AND PAX WAS REMOVED TO A LCL HOSPITAL.
A B757-200 FLT ATTENDANT RPTED THAT THE CAPT DIVERTED TO ORD FOR A SICK PAX.
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200310Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
PAX SEIZURE. ON THE KORRY ARR INTO LGA, THE #1 FLT ATTENDANT INFORMED US THAT A MALE IN SEAT XX WAS HAVING A SEIZURE AND UNRESPONSIVE. WE DECLARED EMER HANDLING INTO LGA, DURING, A NURSE WAS WORKING ON HIM. WE LANDED UNEVENTFULLY AND PROCEEDED TO THE GATE WHERE EMS WERE STANDING BY. A FLT ATTENDANT HAD TO PHYSICALLY HOLD HIM DOWN TO ADMINISTER OXYGEN AND HAD BLOOD ALL OVER HIS SHIRT.
MD80 CREW HAD A PAX GO INTO SEIZURES WHILE DSNDING INTO LGA.
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200310Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
ON CLIMBOUT FROM LAX, PASSING THROUGH FL270, THE 'A' FLT ATTENDANT CALLED AND SAID A WOMAN WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND LOST ALL BODILY FUNCTIONS AND WE NEEDED TO LAND ASAP. WE DECLARED AN EMER WITH LA CENTER AND RECEIVED CLRNC BACK TO LAX VIA THE CIVET 4 ARRIVAL TO RWY 25L. WE LANDED OVERWEIGHT AT 154.4 UNEVENTFULLY AND HAD THE PARAMEDICS MEET US AT THE GATE. THE WOMAN REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS REMOVED FROM THE ACFT. WE COORDINATED OUR RETURN TO THE ARPT WITH DISPATCH. I FEEL THAT HAVING THE EMER MEDICAL KIT IN THE COCKPIT IS A SECURITY RISK. I DO NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING TO OPEN THE COCKPIT DOOR WITH A LOT OF COMMOTION GOING ON IN THE CABIN, IN CASE A FEIGNED ILLNESS IS A PLOY TO STORM THE COCKPIT.
AN A320 CAPT RPTED HIS EXPERIENCE WITH A SICK PAX ON CLIMBOUT FROM LAX WHOSE CONDITION REQUIRED THE USE OF THE MEDICAL KIT LOCATED ON THE FLT DECK AND HIS DISCOMFORT WITH THE COCKPIT DOOR BEING OPEN TO RETRIEVE ITEMS FROM THE KIT.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
APCHING ATL, #1 FLT ATTENDANT CALLED SAYING THERE WAS A PAX WHO DIDN'T LOOK WELL AND THOUGHT HE MIGHT BE COMATOSE. FLT ATTENDANTS ENLISTED THE SVCS OF 2 ON BOARD PHYSICIANS. WAS TOLD DOCTORS WERE RESUSCITATING PAX AND THEY ADVISED OF NEED FOR URGENT MEDICAL CARE. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER WITH ATC AND LANDED AT ATLANTA ABOUT 15 MINS LATER.
WHEN AN ILL PAX IS RPTED TO BE COMATOSE THE PIC DECIDES ON A DIVERSION TO LAND AT ATL ARPT WHEN THE FLT IS 10 MI S OF ATL, GA.
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201111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
Approximately 200 NM to the ETP the A Flight Attendant advised us of a passenger illness and the need for Medlink. I advised Commercial radio and a discrete HF frequency was arranged and the patch was made. An on board ER nurse attended the passenger, made evaluations, provided treatment, and talked directly to Medlink. Medlink advised that we could continue and to provide O2 as needed. The Flight Attendant advised that they were using the Therapeutic O2 bottle. The Flight Attendant later advised us when the therapeutic bottle reached 250 PSI and a decompression bottle was used. As we still had several hours of flying, we discussed O2 use, and operational restrictions regarding depletion of O2 bottles. The First Officer and I discussed that the safest course of action, regardless of O2 quantities, would be to remain at altitude. I advised the First Officer that I was exercising Captains Emergency Authority in the event any of those bottles went below the prescribed volumes in order to remain at altitude. I discussed an O2 use plan with the Flight Attendant. We discussed using one decompression bottle to 1,500 PSI, then switch to the other decompression bottle, and use it until depleted. Shortly afterwards, she advised me that the first decompression bottle was at 1,250 PSI. I told her to switch to decompression bottle two, use it to 1,500 PSI, then use decompression bottle one, and deplete it. My thought was to ensure the Flight Attendant's maintained full capabilities in their mobility bottles. Shortly after this discussion, the Flight Attendant advised that they could use their mobility bottles to 1,000 PSI. With this information we revised our plan to include the mobility bottles as long as they ensured the mobility bottles did not go below 1,000 PSI. ACARS messages were sent to Dispatch advising them of the O2 usage and the volume levels of the bottles. After the second decompression bottle was used to 1,500 PSI, two mobility bottles were depleted to 1,000 PSI and a third was being used as we began our descent. Upon landing we were met by medics and the passenger was transported to medical facilities. Once we were deplaned I discussed O2 bottle usage with the Flight Attendants to ensure I fully understood the amount used. I discovered that the therapeutic bottle was depleted to 250 PSI, the number one decompression bottle to 250 PSI, number two to 1,500 PSI, and two mobility bottles to 1,000 PSI. Mechanics boarded the aircraft, were advised and we discussed the write ups of the bottles as well as the EMK. [We were in a] high workload environment in ETOPS airspace. Medlink event happened near a waypoint with need to arrange for Medlink, plot, and report waypoints, monitor Medlink transmissions via HF, and derive an O2 use plan with Flight Attendant's that would be sufficient for a number of hours. There appeared to be confusion between the naming conventions of each type of bottle and the amount we could use before encountering altitude restrictions. I thought that the Flight Attendant was trading the names of the therapeutic bottle and the decompression bottle. Once on the ground I discovered that both the therapeutic bottle and one mobility bottle were depleted to 250 PSI.
An Air Carrier flight crew depleted their cabin oxygen bottles below acceptable limits while treating a passenger who became ill near the ETP. There was confusion with naming conventions of the bottles and operational restrictions.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
GOT CALL FROM FLT ATTENDANT JUST AS WE WERE LEVELING OFF. PAX WAS NOT CONSCIOUS AND A DOCTOR WAS BEING PAGED. DOCTOR CAME FORWARD AND AN RN WAS ASSISTING. DOCTOR SAID TO HAVE PARAMEDICS MEET FLT. TOLD ATC THAT WE HAVE A MEDICAL EMER ON BOARD AND IF THEY HAD MORE DIRECT RTE TO MSP. THEY GAVE US DIRECT ANDIE, FOLLOWED BY DIRECT MSP. ATC THEN ASKED IF WE WANTED RWY 30R, AS THEY WERE LNDG RWY 12L. I ASKED THE WIND AND THEY WERE WITHIN LIMITS (140 DEGS/7 KTS), SAID YES. THEN CLRED AND LANDED UNEVENTFUL. TAXIED TO THE GATE. DISPATCH CALLED MSP AND THEY SAID THEY WERE READY. WE TAXIED TO GATE AND NO ONE THERE TO PARK US. SET BRAKE AND INQUIRED VERY STERN AS TO WHERE THEY WERE AND WE HAVE AN UNCONSCIOUS PAX ON BOARD. FINALLY THEY MEANDERED OUT WITH NO SENSE OF URGENCY WHATSOEVER. PARAMEDICS MET FLT AND TOOK PAX OFF AND TO HOSPITAL.
A B737 FLT CREW HAVE AN ILL PAX RESULTING IN THE ACFT BEING DIVERTED. UPON ARR, THERE WAS NO COMPANY PERSONNEL TO MEET THE ACFT.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
FLT DEPARTED ON TIME (XA35Z) FROM BWI HEADED FOR DEN. APPROX 100 NM E OF CMH (XB15Z), WE GOT A CALL FROM THE FIRST FLT ATTENDANT, THAT A PAX MIGHT BE HAVING A HEAR ATTACK. SHE REQUESTED THE AID OF A MEDICAL DOCTOR. I TOLD THE FLT ATTENDANT THAT WE COULD DIVERT IF NECESSARY AND TO KEEP US ADVISED. THE PAX WAS PUT ON OXYGEN, BLOOD PRESSURE TAKEN (EMER MEDICAL KIT WAS OPENED), AND THE AED WAS OPENED, BUT NOT USED. THE DOCTOR THOUGHT IT WAS BEST TO DIVERT, SO WE DIVERTED INTO CMH. WE MADE AN OVERWT LNDG (147000 LBS). THE PARAMEDICS WERE WAITING AS WE PARKED, ASSISTED AND REMOVED THE PAX. HE LEFT SITTING UP IN AN AISLE CHAIR. DISPATCH WAS NOTIFIED. MAINT WAS NOTIFIED OF THE APPROPRIATE WRITE-UPS INCLUDING THE OVERWT LNDG. MAINT CLRED THE ACFT. WE RECEIVED A NEW RELEASE FROM DISPATCH AND CONTINUED ONTO DEN WITHOUT INCIDENT.
AN A320 HAS TO DIVERT DUE TO A PAX HEART ATTACK.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
JUST PAST PETTI INTXN ON ARR TO STL, RECEIVED A CALL FROM #1 FLT ATTENDANT THAT A PAX WAS ILL. PAX WAS ON HEART MEDICATIONS AND WAS PALE AND SWEATING. DECLARED MEDICAL EMER WITH STL APCH CTL AND RECEIVED PRIORITY HANDLING TO STL FROM APPROX 40 MI OUT. ASKED FOR AND RECEIVED EMS AT GATE ON ARR. NOTIFIED OPS OF SIT AND PROCEEDED WITH EXPEDITIOUS APCH. LANDED ON RWY 30L AND TAXIED DIRECTLY TO GATE. PAX WAS ON OXYGEN AND AWAKE IN SEAT. EMS PERSONNEL ATTENDED TO PAX IN SEAT UPON GATE ARR.
DURING ARR AT STL A PAX IS RPTED ILL. A MEDICAL EMER IS DECLARED TO EXPEDITE THE ARR.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
I FINISHED BUSINESS CLASS BEVERAGE SVC, NOTICED FLT ATTENDANT #4 KNEELING OVER PAX. I CLBED OVER FLT ATTENDANT #4 AND PAX. ANOTHER FLT ATTENDANT HANDED ME AED. I PUT ON GLOVES AND FELT PAX'S FOREHEAD, PAX WAS SWEATY AND COLD. DOCTOR ARRIVED AND DECIDED WE SHOULD MONITOR PAX'S HEARTBEAT. I TURNED ON AED WHILE #4 FLT ATTENDANT REMOVED SHIRT AND SWEATER. I TRIED TO SHAVE CHEST, RAZOR DIDN'T WORK, PAX HAD TOO MUCH HAIR. I APPLIED PADS, AED ADVISED 'NO SHOCK ADVISED.' FLT ATTENDANT #4 FLT ADMINISTERED OXYGEN. PAX PASSED IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS. FLT ATTENDANT GAVE PAX ORANGE JUICE. PAX LOOKED GRAY. PAX REMAINED ON OXYGEN UNTIL WE LANDED IN PIT. PAX WAS REMOVED FROM ACFT IN AN AISLE CHAIR. I WISH I WAS BETTER RESTED, I WOULD HAVE FELT MORE CONFIDENT DURING THE SIT. 6 HRS OF SLEEP PLUS A HEADACHE MEDICINE DID AFFECT MY JUDGEMENT. OUR LAYOVER WAS CUT TOO SHORT DUE TO A DELAY LEAVING THE PREVIOUS DAY. THE SIT LEFT ME EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY DRAINED.
A PAX ON BOARD A B767 BECAME ILL RESULTING IN MEDICAL ATTN BY THE CABIN ATTENDANTS AND A DOCTOR THAT WAS ON BOARD.
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201111Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
The Purser advised that our Relief First Officer had spent most of first two hours of flight in restroom extremely sick. Two volunteer doctors who were attending diagnosed an apparent kidney stone because pain moved toward lower back abdomen. Following a consultation with a company contracted Doctor through Dispatch the decision made to have the attending physician administer a Vicodin shot.The pilot's condition stabilized and the decision made to continue the flight with the remaining two pilots. The sick pilot was declared incapacitated for further flight duties. I sought guidance from the Duty Flight Manager as to our legality to continue flight with the remaining crewmembers projected at ten plus hours of flight time. Response received was 'Captain you are legal to continue flight beyond eight hours with a two man crew'. The remaining First Officer and I made the joint decision that we were both fit to continue flight projected at ten plus hours.The ill First Officer improved throughout remainder of flight and was met by Flight Operations personnel upon block in and support was provided by Flight Management to return him and his wife to their home. Ideally, the Purser should have notified the cockpit earlier when he recognized the Relief First Officer was spending an inordinate amount of time in the rest room and not in the rest seat. I sought guidance from the company in regards to FAR legality because I did not have appropriate resources to do so myself. Only after persistent ACARS communication did I receive the information I sought.
The Relief Pilot became incapacitated two hours into a transatlantic crossing. Utilizing the best judgment of two on board and one remote physician the remaining flight crew of a B767-300 elected to continue the flight to its destination. The Relief Pilot responded positively to ameliorative efforts by the on board physicians enroute and was assisted to his home upon arrival by company Flight Managers.
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200311Flight Deck / Cabin / Aircraft Event Illness
AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN WAS IN THE AISLE, GOT SICK AND THEN PASSED OUT. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WAS PAGED AND A DOCTOR AND NURSE CAME TO ASSIST. THE PAX CAME TO, BUT WAS VERY WEAK AND HAD VERY LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. THE DOCTOR AND NURSE USED THE STETHOSCOPE AND BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF TO MONITOR HIM. WE GAVE HIM OXYGEN. HE PASSED OUT A SECOND TIME WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO GET UP. HIS BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINED LOW. WE DIVERTED TO ORD AND HE WAS TAKEN OFF.
A B767 FLT ATTENDANT IN CHARGE RPTED THAT, AFTER DEPARTING JFK, A PAX BECAME ILL CAUSING THE CAPT TO DIVERT TO ORD.
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