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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Medical Emergencies On Planes

Above, the interior of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since actress Carrie Fisher's tragic medical emergency on board an in-bound airliner, people are understandably wondering how the airlines deal with medical emergencies. 

Thankfully, I have never witnessed any medical emergency on board an airliner. But it is good to know that the airlines have protocols and training in dealing with any.

Condé Nast Traveler has posted an article on just this topic.

They begin with:
The tragic death of Carrie Fisher, who suffered a heart attack on a plane, reminded travelers of the seriousness of mid-air emergencies. Luckily, airlines and doctors are working together to prevent a catastrophe. 
As airlines compete to offer the world’s longest nonstop flights, travelers might understandably wonder what might happen if they—or fellow passengers—experience a medical emergency during a globe-girdling trip.
To read more, go here

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