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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : las.airport|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Super 80|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
flight attendant aircraft qualified on : 5
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 12|
flight attendant time total : 12
flight attendant time type : 100
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Anomaly||cabin event : passenger illness|
|Independent Detector||other other : 1|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
flight crew : diverted to another airport
none taken : detected after the fact
|Problem Areas||Passenger Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Passenger Human Performance|
I was just doing a walk-through the cabin going forward to aft part of cabin and at the same time #2 and #4 flight attendants were converting from aft going forward, when passenger #1 stopped us. He said he believed he had a seizure, so #4 flight attendant questioned and checked over him and by that time #2 and #1 flight attendants got the emergency equipment, etc. The #2 flight attendant goes to the phone to inform the captain, so I was the floater between #2 and #4 flight attendants. By then #4 flight attendant said we need to page for physicians, etc. Passenger #2 came, did her thing, passenger #1 was in a responsive state, passenger #2 asked for the stethoscope/blood pressure cuff first, then passenger #2 laid passenger #1 across row, checked his blood pressure again, she's still communicating with passenger #1. By then, captain said we were landing in las vegas. Passenger #2 sat next to passenger #1 and when we landed taxiing to the gate, I see passenger #1 sitting up and smiling. The paramedics came on, used isle chair. Passenger #1 was still responsive. The paramedics checked him on the jet bridge. We gave all the information we had, they talked with passenger #2 (rn). Everything went well. Thanks for passenger #2 being onboard.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MD80 DIVERT LANDS FOR ILL PAX.
Narrative: I WAS JUST DOING A WALK-THROUGH THE CABIN GOING FORWARD TO AFT PART OF CABIN AND AT THE SAME TIME #2 AND #4 FLT ATTENDANTS WERE CONVERTING FROM AFT GOING FORWARD, WHEN PAX #1 STOPPED US. HE SAID HE BELIEVED HE HAD A SEIZURE, SO #4 FLT ATTENDANT QUESTIONED AND CHKED OVER HIM AND BY THAT TIME #2 AND #1 FLT ATTENDANTS GOT THE EMER EQUIP, ETC. THE #2 FLT ATTENDANT GOES TO THE PHONE TO INFORM THE CAPT, SO I WAS THE FLOATER BTWN #2 AND #4 FLT ATTENDANTS. BY THEN #4 FLT ATTENDANT SAID WE NEED TO PAGE FOR PHYSICIANS, ETC. PAX #2 CAME, DID HER THING, PAX #1 WAS IN A RESPONSIVE STATE, PAX #2 ASKED FOR THE STETHOSCOPE/BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF FIRST, THEN PAX #2 LAID PAX #1 ACROSS ROW, CHKED HIS BLOOD PRESSURE AGAIN, SHE'S STILL COMMUNICATING WITH PAX #1. BY THEN, CAPT SAID WE WERE LNDG IN LAS VEGAS. PAX #2 SAT NEXT TO PAX #1 AND WHEN WE LANDED TAXIING TO THE GATE, I SEE PAX #1 SITTING UP AND SMILING. THE PARAMEDICS CAME ON, USED ISLE CHAIR. PAX #1 WAS STILL RESPONSIVE. THE PARAMEDICS CHKED HIM ON THE JET BRIDGE. WE GAVE ALL THE INFO WE HAD, THEY TALKED WITH PAX #2 (RN). EVERYTHING WENT WELL. THANKS FOR PAX #2 BEING ONBOARD.
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.