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vagabond
01-25-2019, 08:20 AM
Hawaiian Airlines flight diverted after flight attendant dies following medical emergency (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/01/25/hawaiian-air-flight-diverted-after-medical-emergency-board/)


HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaiian Airlines flight to New York was diverted to San Francisco on Thursday night after a medical emergency on board.

Sources told Hawaii News Now that a flight attendant died after suffering a medical emergency.

An online flight tracker shows Flight 50 left Honolulu at 4:20 p.m., and was re-routed to California.

Sources say crew members performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hours but could not revive the flight attendant, who reportedly had more than 30 years of service.

One passenger sent out a series of tweets saying flight attendants made an announcement calling for any doctors on board to help.
Another passenger told Hawaii News Now there was a doctor and at least one paramedic on the flight who did step in to assist. She said the experience was sad and very confusing for most of the passengers on board.

She also added that the passengers were not informed about what was taking place, only that an emergency had occurred. Once they landed in San Francisco, they were held on the runway for nearly two hours waiting on the coroner to arrive.


TiredSoul
01-25-2019, 12:11 PM
Why did that take two hours and why did it have to be a coroner rather then an ambulance.

CoefficientX
01-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Why did that take two hours and why did it have to be a coroner rather then an ambulance.

I donít have a good answer for you but somehow somewhere the FA was declared deceased and paramedics arenít allowed to move a dead body in certain jurisdictions. Hopefully someone with a deeper knowledge of this will chime in.


Grumble
01-25-2019, 05:53 PM
Why did that take two hours and why did it have to be a coroner rather then an ambulance.

You do realize that Hawaii to the mainland is about 5.5 hours right? And there is nothing between the two?

CoefficientX
01-26-2019, 01:27 AM
You do realize that Hawaii to the mainland is about 5.5 hours right? And there is nothing between the two?

If you read the article it states the aircraft was held on the ground for two hours waiting for a coroner. Thatís the two hours he is referencing.

LNL76
01-26-2019, 04:36 AM
RIP to the poor man. I'm sure this is very traumatic for his fellow crew members and pax who were witness to it.
(While you're bickering about bs.) :rolleyes:

Grumble
01-26-2019, 06:17 AM
If you read the article it states the aircraft was held on the ground for two hours waiting for a coroner. Thatís the two hours he is referencing.

Probably has to do with local city or county ordnances if I had to guess.

TiredSoul
01-28-2019, 05:40 AM
Iíve read elsewhere that it has to do with cause of death.
Coroner has to make a preliminary statement as far as cause of death.
If itís ruled a suspicious death then all on board are potentially suspect.
Donít know if thatís all true but sounded plausible.

LNL76
01-28-2019, 07:00 AM
Sigh....:rolleyes:

at6d
01-28-2019, 02:02 PM
Coroner may not have been readily available...

kevinc5
02-04-2019, 03:12 PM
How did they handle coroner calls on Hawaii Five-0?

Excargodog
02-04-2019, 06:47 PM
How did they handle coroner calls on Hawaii Five-0?

This was SFO. Probably knee deep in opiate overdose deaths and had to finish the paperwork on them before he could get to the airport. And no, you canít legally move the body until the local coroner/ME has witnessed it and given approval.

Just sad is all...



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