Flight Attendant Dies Mid-Air After Suffering Heart Attack

A Gulf Air flight attendant suffered a heart attack and died mid-flight forcing the plane’s captain to make an emergency landing.

The incident happened Tuesday on a flight from Bahrain to Paris as the plane was traveling at an altitude of around 34,000 feet.

Air steward Yasser Saleh Al Yazidi fell ill on Gulf Air flight GF-19 which had left Bahrain International at 1.40am on Tuesday and was destined for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Infowars reports: The plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Erbil, Iraq, where medics transported the fallen flight steward to a nearby hospital.

Al Yazidi was tragically pronounced dead on arrival.

Gulf Air issued a statement lamenting the cabin crew member’s death.

“The national carrier expresses its deepest condolences to the crew member’s family and loved ones, and confirms that the flight resumed to Paris as scheduled,” Gulf Air stated.

“Gulf Air reassures that the safety of its passengers and crew comes at the top of its priorities, and thanks the affected flight’s passengers for their patience and understanding.”

The tragedy comes as the pilot of a Chicago flight bound for Columbus, Ohio, passed out suddenly after takeoff last Saturday and later died at the hospital.

The New York Post notes a similar heart attack event happened in October when “a woman aboard a flight from Houston to London similarly suffered a heart attack while up in the sky.”

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