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Flight from Hawaii to NYC makes emergency landing after flight Attendant dies

Posted: 3:54 PM, Jan 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-25 16:54:15-05

A flight from Hawaii to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in San Francisco late Thursday night after a flight attendant suffered a medical emergency mid-flight and died.

Hawaiian Airlines officials said Flight 50 left Honolulu bound for JFK airport in New York around 4:20 p.m. Hawaii time.

About three hours into the flight, a flight attendant suffered a medical emergency. The pilot came over the loudspeaker and asked if there were any doctors on the flight, and there were several on board.

Crews and doctors performed CPR on the flight attendant. The flight arrived at SFO around 11 p.m. and the flight attendant was pronounced dead by the San Mateo County Coroner.

According to an airport spokesperson, the flight attendant possibly suffered a heart attack.