A tragic incident witnessed a flight belonging to the American “United Airlines” company, when a passenger suffered what appeared to be a heart attack, so the cabin crew and some passengers rushed to help him, before it became clear that he had the new Corona virus..
One of the passengers on the American plane was showing signs of fatigue, as he was sweating and trembling even before take off, and after about an hour his condition began to worsen and he lost consciousness in what the plane crew thought was a heart attack, according to “Sky News”.
As the man’s condition deteriorated, the crew asked passengers if there were any doctors on board, or those with the necessary training to carry out the resuscitation..
Immediately, a group of passengers stood to help, including Tony Aldaba, who helped them in the recovery process throughout the flight, which lasted about 45 minutes, until the forced landing by the pilot in New Orleans, USA..
And in a group of tweets on his Twitter newspaper, Aldaba explained, after the incident, that he would not hesitate to help, even in light of fears of infection with the Corona virus..
He added: “There was no resuscitation using the mouth, we used pressure on his chest and put an oxygen mask on his face to help him breathe, then as soon as we got a medical bag on the plane, we used an (ambu bag) to give him breaths.“.
An “ambu bag” is a mask with a valve and a bag, usually used to provide pressure ventilation in cases of stopping breathing or insufficient breathing..
By now most of you know I was on the @united flight that has been in the news. I made the decision to attempt to save the passengers life and along with 2 others performed CPR for close to an hour until we landed. And continued to help the firefighters when they came onboard.
Face (@Face_withaQ) December 19, 2020
And Aldaba continued his speech in the tweets, saying: “I knew the risks involved in performing CPR on someone who might be infected with the Coronavirus, but I chose to do so anyway. I spoke with the passenger’s wife about his medical history, and she never mentioned that the result is His corona test was positive, and she said that the test was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles“.
He added: “I spent the remainder of the trip covered in the sweat and urine of that man, since then I have become suffering from symptoms (Covid-19) and I am waiting for the results of the second test .. If time comes back, I will not change my actions, but I may have come to help at some point. Early on, as I had the knowledge, training and experience to help, I could not sit idly by and watch someone die. “
What was a thunderbolt for all the plane passengers who were already shocked by the situation, that after the emergency landing and the arrival of the ambulance personnel, the man’s wife admitted that he was suffering from shortness of breath and losing the senses of smell and taste, which is one of the most prominent symptoms of Corona, which means that she and her husband falsely could get on the plane And exposing everyone on her to the risk of infection.
This angered many of the plane’s passengers, who took to Twitter to express this, among them Shay, who said: “To United, why didn’t you take our temperature before we got on the plane? .. To that man’s family, why didn’t you go to Hospital or prevent him from boarding the plane in such a case?
And she continued: “An entire plane had to watch him suffer convulsions or a heart attack and die.”
For her part, Joe Lovelame said: “The man sitting behind me on this flight died of corona mid-flight. I have a lot of questions!“.
The authorities announced the death of the man after arriving at a hospital in New Orleans, where the plane had made an emergency landing.