A Mason woman said a “hero” helped a passenger suffering from seizures on a United Airlines flight from Houston to Cincinnati Sunday evening.
The woman, Amy Hammond, is questioning why the pilot didn’t land the plane so the woman could get medical attention, according to our partners at WCPO. There was not a doctor on board the flight, she said.
The woman began having seizures during the flight’s ascent out of Houston shortly after takeoff, according to Hammond.
A man sitting nearby said he worked for a fire department and began to help the woman, despite initially being scolded for being in the aisle, Hammond told WCPO. She said the good Samaritan, who she called a hero, helped the woman for more than two hours as the flight continued to Cincinnati.
Hammond posted a video on Facebook showing the man helping the woman. The video has been widely shared on Facebook.
"She's having seizures. We needed to get her medicine, we needed to get her professional help, and here she was on a plane up in the air, passing out over and over," Hammond told WCPO. "And they should have landed the plane in the beginning."
"This weekend, a customer experienced a medical issue aboard Republic Airlines flight 3466 operating as United Express between Houston and Cincinnati. While inflight, the customer received care by our crew with guidance from our on-call medical service as well as from a health care professional on board. The flight landed safely in Cincinnati where the aircraft was met by medical personnel and the passenger was transported to a local hospital."
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