A flight attendant died of a heart attack on a flight from Bahrain to Paris. Steward Yasser Saleh Al Y. suffered an attack on Gulf Air flight GF-19 en route from Bahrain International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, from which he never recovered. The incident happened on November 22 of this year, but all of its details have only now become known.
Initially, the plane was about 10,000 meters above Iraq when Al Y. crashed, Erbil Airport Director Ahmed Hoshyar told Iraqi media, as summarized by the UK-based Daily Mail.
The pilots of the Airbus A321 then landed in the Iraqi city of Erbil in order to be able to help him with emergency medical care. Immediately after the emergency landing, the flight attendant was transported to a nearby hospital. For Al Y., however, any help came too late: he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The onward journey of the passengers was delayed by about four hours due to the emergency landing. "Daily Mail" quotes Gulf-Air from a post after the death of Al Ys. released statement, saying: "The national airline sends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the crew member and confirms that the flight to Paris has proceeded as planned. [...] Gulf Air assures that the safety of its passengers and Crew is paramount and thanks the passengers of the affected flight for their patience and understanding."
Sources: "Daily Mail", "Daily Star"