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Plane makes emergency landing to save ailing passenger | Updated: 2023-02-06 22:09
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On account of a passenger having a heart attack, flight MU9759 of China Eastern Airlines from Yunnan to Shanghai made an emergency landing in Changsha on Friday, Xinhua reported on Monday.

The fight with 134 passengers on board took off at 8 pm on Friday in Mangshi, Yunnan province, heading for Shanghai.

At 8:48 pm, the on-duty steward found that a passenger looked pale and short of breath.

This passenger told the steward she had a history of myocardial ischemia, myocarditis and high blood pressure and needed to inhale oxygen as she was experiencing chest pain, dizziness and heart palpitations.

The steward reported this to the head steward and the captain and asked for any doctors. Hearing the emergency radio, a general practitioner and a nurse carried out prompt first aid to the passenger with the crew.

At 9:18 pm, the passenger's condition did not improve. The doctor checked the pulse and determined there was heart failure, recommending the plane land as soon as possible to get medical help.

The crew decided to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport in Changsha. While reporting to China Eastern Airlines, the crew got in touch with the airport staff and requested an ambulance.

At 10:07 pm, the plane landed. With the ambulance already waiting at the gate, the passenger was picked up by paramedics and sent to the Changsha Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

On Saturday, the crew of the flight was told the patient had received the necessary treatment and her condition was stable.

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