Flight attendant dies of in-flight heart attack: Gulf Air plane makes emergency landing en route from Bahrain to Paris
- Flight attendant Yasser Saleh Al Yazidi fell ill on a Gulf Air flight last week
- He suffered a heart attack at 34,000 feet on a flight from Bahrain to Paris
- The pilots were diverted to an airport in Iraq but Yasser sadly died before reaching hospital
A flight attendant has tragically died of a heart attack in the air during a Bahrain-Paris flight.
Flight attendant Yasser Saleh Al Yazidi fell ill on Gulf Air flight GF-19 which departed Bahrain International at 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
The Airbus A321 pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, so that Yasser could receive medical treatment.
The plane was greeted by a medical team who immediately transferred the affected cabin crew member to a nearby hospital. He was declared dead on arrival.
A cabin crew member aboard a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain to France has died after suffering a heart attack on board (File image: Gulf Air Airbus A321)
The pilots of the Gulf Air flight were forced to make an emergency landing in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (9Erbil International Airport is pictured), where the plane was met by a medical team
The plane was flying at an altitude of 34,000 feet above Iraq when Yasser fell ill, Erbil airport manager Ahmed Hoshyar told Iraqi media.
The flight was grounded for about four hours at Erbil International Airport before passengers could continue their journey to the French capital.
A Gulf Air statement issued following Yasser’s death reads: “The national carrier expresses its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the crew member and confirms that the flight has resumed to Paris as scheduled. .”
The plane was immobilized for around four hours before passengers could continue their journey to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (pictured)
“Gulf Air reassures that the safety of its passengers and crew is at the top of its priorities, and thanks the passengers of the affected flight for their patience and understanding,” the statement continued.
Cabin crew are generally trained to administer basic first aid and all aircraft are equipped with basic first aid kits and medical supplies.
But most commercial flights do not travel with specialized medical equipment and, unless a doctor is on board, pilots are generally required to make an emergency landing at a suitable airport if serious medical problems arise. during a flight.