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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : mia|
|Controlling Facilities||tracon : mia|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767-300 and 300 ER|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Navigation In Use||Other |
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Function||observation : passenger|
|Qualification||other other : other|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
17 yr old male passenger traveling with 14 yr old sister from st lucia found slumped over seat at climb out by #3 flight attendant. Unconscious but breathing. Oxygen administered, captain informed, medical assistance obtained. Emt monitored vital signs which were stable. Passenger regained consciousness within 20 mins, was able to situation comfortably in passenger seat within hour. Was able to answer questions asked by #1 flight attendant, name, address, medical history. No significant past medical history. On medication for acne. Medication label was not legible on vial. Sister reported he had 2 previous spells like this one at home but no medical assistance was ever sought. Passenger came around on his own at home, and has not seen a doctor for these previous incidents. Passenger continually monitored by flight attendants. At approximately XA00 passenger informed flight attendant that he wanted to lay down. Passenger was relocated to last row of cabin. About 10 mins after he laid down #1 and #3 flight attendants observed apparent seizure. Passenger became stiff and shaking. Passenger was padded with pillows so he would not injure himself. Captain informed. Emt again began to monitor vital signs. Clearance was arranged so we can fly directly into kennedy. We landed without further incidence. Passenger's pulse was strong throughout. Paramedics met plane. Boarded by ramp stand, aft door of aircraft left. Passenger is conscious, removed and taken to hospital for evaluation. Flight attendants reacted as trained. All procedures followed. Passenger and crew remained calm. Service was maintained. Perception, judgements, decisions were appropriate. Only negative factor was emt could not get the blood pressure cuff to work. It was written up as inoperative.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ON CLB, ONBOARD B767-300, PAX FOUND UNCONSCIOUS AND HAVING SEIZURES, FLC RECEIVED DIRECT ROUTING INTO ARPT AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. PARAMEDICS MET ACFT AT DEST.
Narrative: 17 YR OLD MALE PAX TRAVELING WITH 14 YR OLD SISTER FROM ST LUCIA FOUND SLUMPED OVER SEAT AT CLBOUT BY #3 FLT ATTENDANT. UNCONSCIOUS BUT BREATHING. OXYGEN ADMINISTERED, CAPT INFORMED, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OBTAINED. EMT MONITORED VITAL SIGNS WHICH WERE STABLE. PAX REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN 20 MINS, WAS ABLE TO SIT COMFORTABLY IN PAX SEAT WITHIN HR. WAS ABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ASKED BY #1 FLT ATTENDANT, NAME, ADDRESS, MEDICAL HISTORY. NO SIGNIFICANT PAST MEDICAL HISTORY. ON MEDICATION FOR ACNE. MEDICATION LABEL WAS NOT LEGIBLE ON VIAL. SISTER RPTED HE HAD 2 PREVIOUS SPELLS LIKE THIS ONE AT HOME BUT NO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WAS EVER SOUGHT. PAX CAME AROUND ON HIS OWN AT HOME, AND HAS NOT SEEN A DOCTOR FOR THESE PREVIOUS INCIDENTS. PAX CONTINUALLY MONITORED BY FLT ATTENDANTS. AT APPROX XA00 PAX INFORMED FLT ATTENDANT THAT HE WANTED TO LAY DOWN. PAX WAS RELOCATED TO LAST ROW OF CABIN. ABOUT 10 MINS AFTER HE LAID DOWN #1 AND #3 FLT ATTENDANTS OBSERVED APPARENT SEIZURE. PAX BECAME STIFF AND SHAKING. PAX WAS PADDED WITH PILLOWS SO HE WOULD NOT INJURE HIMSELF. CAPT INFORMED. EMT AGAIN BEGAN TO MONITOR VITAL SIGNS. CLRNC WAS ARRANGED SO WE CAN FLY DIRECTLY INTO KENNEDY. WE LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENCE. PAX'S PULSE WAS STRONG THROUGHOUT. PARAMEDICS MET PLANE. BOARDED BY RAMP STAND, AFT DOOR OF ACFT LEFT. PAX IS CONSCIOUS, REMOVED AND TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION. FLT ATTENDANTS REACTED AS TRAINED. ALL PROCS FOLLOWED. PAX AND CREW REMAINED CALM. SVC WAS MAINTAINED. PERCEPTION, JUDGEMENTS, DECISIONS WERE APPROPRIATE. ONLY NEGATIVE FACTOR WAS EMT COULD NOT GET THE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF TO WORK. IT WAS WRITTEN UP AS INOP.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.