Emirates Crew onboard a flight from Dubai to Chennai leapt to the rescue when a passenger fell unconscious mid-flight and gave live-saving aid.
Four unnamed Emirates crew members came to the rescue on flight EK 544 on 19 March 2021 from Dubai. The news first broke via LinkedIn when a passenger who had seen the life-saving act shared it on the networking platform.
Naren Balasubramaniam wrote: ‘Today as I traveled to Chennai with a heavy heart having lost my dad to COVID, I was so heartened to witness the flight crew saving the life of a passenger who fell unconscious mid flight and stopped breathing.
They were remarkable, kept their calm, moved swiftly, had a clear chain of command with 4 crew members following a step by step protocol – provided oxygen support, performed CPR procedures mid flight and sent a family safe without losing a life.
Here it is for the unnamed heroes, unassuming and humble 2 crew members from the team of 4. THANK U for saving a life!’
Well said Naren, what an amazing story!
Emirates then confirmed the news via an official statement.
“A passenger felt unwell and our cabin crew members immediately administered medical assistance to the passenger following standard protocol. The passenger recovered and disembarked the aircraft upon arrival at Chennai.”
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