NEW YORK- According to reports, Tragedy struck aboard a British Airways (BA) flight from London (LHR) to New York (JFK) as a passenger suffered a fatal asthma attack and ultimately dies.
The incident occurred when 25-year-old Shimon Brauer became unwell approximately 45 minutes before the scheduled landing in the United States.
British Airways Passenger Dies
Brauer dropped his inhaler in a panic, as revealed by an Orthodox Stamford Hill community member. As his condition worsened, the aircrew attempted to administer oxygen, unaware that his airways had closed due to the severity of the asthma attack.
Despite their efforts, including an hour-long CPR attempt, they were unable to save his life.
A coroner’s investigation is expected to be conducted at a later date to determine the precise cause of Brauer’s death. The 25-year-old was reportedly en route to volunteer at a summer camp in the United States, as reported by the Jewish News.
In a Facebook post, travel company vakazi.com expressed deep regret as they shared the news of Brauer’s passing on the British Airways flight. Preliminary findings suggest a severe asthma attack as the possible cause, with the flight crew making exhaustive efforts to revive him for over an hour.
The tragic incident has prompted outpouring of condolences on social media, with messages of strength and sympathy for Brauer’s family.
The news has raised further discussions about the importance of CPR training in schools. It is highlighted by the case of 19-year-old Delijah Roberts, who recently passed away after suffering an asthma attack and going into cardiac arrest at home.
British Airways has been contacted for comment by a news agency regarding the incident. As investigations continue, the heartbreaking loss serves as a reminder of the need for increased awareness. Further preparedness in medical emergencies, both in flight and in everyday life.
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