By Sarah Keane • 19 December 2020 • 13:32
Passenger With Covid DIES on Flight
PASSENGER who was sweating with Covid DIES on United Airlines Flight
Furious passengers were dumbfounded that a man displaying ‘obvious signs’ of coronavirus was allowed to board a United Airlines flight on Monday, December 14 from Orlando to Los Angeles, but the airline insists the passenger lied on his pre-flight form. The plane was diverted to New Orleans and performed an emergency landing after the passenger stopped breathing and crew had to perform CPR. Sadly, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
‘Can I ask how you guys let a Covid positive man on my flight last night?’ said one woman, as reported by The Sun.
‘He was shaking and sweating boarding the plane. He was clearly sick and then died mid flight. We had an emergency landing in New Orleans and we didn’t even switch planes afterwards.
‘We all sat there for hours waiting while you guys cleaned up his blood and germs with wet wipes. Is this how you guys handle other people’s safety and health?’
According to Taylor Garland, spokesperson for the Association of Flight Attendants, the four flight attendants on board went immediately into quarantine on their arrival at LA.
The CDC has obtained a passenger manifesto from United Airlines and is trying to contact the other 179 passengers to alert them that may have been exposed to coronavirus.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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