A teenage boy reportedly suffered cardiac arrest and died on an American Airlines flight from San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Miami, Florida.
Kevin Greenidge suddenly went into cardiac arrest and became unconscious on the June 4, 2022 flight.
The crew onboard attempted to resuscitate Greenidge but he tragically passed away.
In a lawsuit filed by his mother, Melissa Arzu, she alleges her son’s death was caused by “carelessness, recklessness and negligence on American’s part due to the flight’s automatic external defibrillator (AED) not being charged.
The lawsuit, recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuses American Airlines of “failing to train its employees with basic resuscitation technique” and “causing, permitting and allowing the mobile battery pack to drain down to no power thereby causing the AED to stop working.”
The question we have: is it normal for teenagers to have 'medical trauma' on board aircraft?
This was a preventable tragedy, our hearts go out to the family. https://t.co/5AxwREFViE
— US Freedom Flyers (@USFreedomFlyers) March 22, 2023
While the lawsuit focuses on the AED not being charged, there doesn’t appear to be any investigation into what caused the teenage boy’s cardiac arrest.
Teen Suffers Cardiac Arrest and Dies on American Airlines Flight Reportedly “Because On-Board Defibrillator Wasn’t Charged”.
Blaming the the airlines for your sons heart attack? What caused your son to have a heart attack in the first place? They tried basic resuscitation(CPR). pic.twitter.com/2RqSYvzZUU
— Luther ‘Cyrus’🕳️🐇💨 (@Censored4sure) March 23, 2023
Fox Business reported:
“That as a consequence of the defendant’s negligence in failing to maintain a working defibrillator upon their flight caused, permitted and/or hastened the untimely death of… Kevin Greenidge,” it added.
The lawsuit is seeking damages and payment of attorney fees, among other relief.
It references the Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998, saying that the law “requires airlines to carry defibrillators aboard each aircraft with flight attendants” and that the devices “must be inspected regularly in accordance with inspection periods established in the operations specifications to ensure its condition for continued serviceability and immediate readiness to perform its intended emergency purposes.”
American Airlines did not respond Tuesday morning when asked by FOX Business to comment on the legal filing.
Let’s be clear – the aircraft must have a fully charged AED in case of any emergencies during the flight.
However, the elephant in the room continues to get ignored.
What’s causing the increased incidence of medical emergencies aboard flights?
Not just passengers but also pilots.
WeLoveTrump reported Wednesday on a developing story about a Southwest Airlines pilot becoming incapacitated shortly after takeoff on a flight from Las Vegas.
DEVELOPING: Southwest Pilot Reportedly Incapacitated Shortly After Takeoff
Southwest Airlines issued this statement regarding the pilot incapacitation:
“On Wednesday, March 22, Southwest Flight 6013 from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio, returned to LAS after departure when one of our Pilots required medical attention. The flight landed safely and returned to the gate. We commend the Crew for their superb airmanship and professionalism in the handling of this event. The flight was re-crewed and our Passengers transported to CMH. We appreciate our Customers’ patience and understanding regarding the situation. For privacy reasons, we can’t share any additional information on the Pilot’s condition.”
Here’s the official response from Southwest Airlines regarding the pilot incapacitation on flight 6013 departing Las Vegas yesterday. @SouthwestAir @USFreedomFlyers
“On Wednesday, March 22, Southwest Flight 6013 from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio, returned to LAS after departure…
— Josh Yoder (@JoshYoder) March 23, 2023
A pilot from another airline helped land a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday after its captain became "incapacitated" and required medical attention, forcing the plane to turn back to Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/7vfXuFtZNx
— COVID VACCINE INJURIES .COM (@Storiesofinjury) March 23, 2023
An off-duty pilot who was a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight stepped in to help the flight crew after one of the on-duty pilots had a medical emergency mid-flight https://t.co/sqLDS5WnxJ
— CNN (@CNN) March 23, 2023
An off-duty pilot who was a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight stepped in to help the flight crew after one of the on-duty pilots had a medical emergency mid-flight.
The incident began not long after Flight 6013 to Columbus, Ohio, took off from Las Vegas Wednesday, Southwest Airlines said. One of the pilots “needed medical attention,” the airline said.
“A credentialed Pilot from another airline, who was on board, entered the Flight Deck and assisted with radio communication while our Southwest Pilot flew the aircraft,” said airline spokesperson Chris Perry. “We greatly appreciate their support and assistance.”
A nurse who was also on board helped care for the pilot, the airline said, without releasing further details on the pilot’s condition.
“The captain became incapacitated while enroute. He’s in the back of the aircraft right now with a flight attendant, but we need to get him on an ambulance immediately,” a member of the flight crew is heard saying in air traffic control audio from LiveATC.net.
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