Younus Rayanroth a passenger on-board GO FIRST flight from Kannur to Dubai (G8 – 057) suffered from heart attack and shouted for help.
The cabin crew responded immediately and ran towards him but found him unconscious with no pulse and no breathing.
Without wasting time, the crew shifted the patient to the aft galley floor with help of other passengers and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Fortunately, a doctor named Dr. Shabar Ahmed was traveling on the flight. He started administering 2 sets of automated external defibrillators (AED) shocks followed by 5 Sets of CPR. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable, life-saving devices designed to treat people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly.
This helped as Younus Rayanroth was brought back to life!
He was then put on Oxygen and placed in a recovery position. He eventually regained consciousness. Meanwhile, the crew executed effective crowd control, looked after other customers, and kept the cockpit crew informed with regular updates on the medical situation. The passenger Younus Rayanroth was finally disembarked on a wheelchair as the flight landed in Dubai.
In view of the above incident, GO FIRST has decided to felicitate the cabin crew with a cash reward. GO FIRST has also given a complimentary free ticket to both the Doctor and the Passenger to fly to any domestic or international sector on the GO FIRST network.
The manner in which the GO FIRST Cabin Crew intelligently responded to an emergency and helped a passenger recover from a heart attack while the aircraft was airborne deserves appreciation.