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Singapore Airlines Flight Indifferent to Plea for Landing from Heart Attack Victim

by Savitha C Muppala on April 18, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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 Singapore Airlines Flight Indifferent to Plea for Landing from Heart Attack Victim

BBC journalist Max Pearson, experienced a personal tsunami of sorts when he suffered a heart attack on board a Singapore Airlines flight bound for London.

Just few moments after the plane took off from Singapore, Pearson, 51, suffered a heart attack. A plea for emergency landing to avail immediate medical assistance was turned down by the cabin crew.

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Pearson, who had flown in from Tokyo to Singapore after reporting the Japanese Tsunami was taking a connecting flight bound for London.

Left with no choice but to endure the 14 hour flight, with his life literally hanging in the air, Pearson was rushed to a hospital after the plane landed at Heathrow where he underwent emergency surgery.

Pearson survived the attack, but the lack of immediate medical attention which is crucial after a heart attack, undoubtedly caused irreparable damage to his heart. He is now considering taking legal action against Singapore Airlines.

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