Gulf Air Flight Attendant Dies Midair After Suffering Heart Attack

Gulf Air Flight Attendant Dies Midair After Suffering Heart Attack

  • Yasser Saleh Al Yazidi was taken ill on a Gulf Air flight while he was doing his duties as usual
  • The flight attendant suffered a heart attack at 34,000ft during a flight from Bahrain to Paris
  • Pilots diverted to an airport in Iraq but Saleh, unfortunately, passed on before reaching the hospital

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A flight attendant has died tragically after suffering a heart attack in the air during a flight from Bahrain to Paris.

Gulf Air.
Flight attendant dies midair after suffering heart attack. Photo: Gulf Air.
Source: UGC

Air steward Yasser Saleh Al Yazidi fell ill on Gulf Air flight GF-19 which left Bahrain International on Tuesday, November 22, and was destined for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

According to Daily Mail, the pilots of the Airbus A321 were forced to make an emergency landing in Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq so Yasser could receive medical attention.

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Dead on arrival

The plane was then met by a medical team who immediately transferred the stricken cabin crew member to a nearby hospital.

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Unfortunately, Saleh was pronounced dead on arrival.

Director of Erbil airport, Ahmed Hoshyar, reportedly told the media that the aircraft was cruising at an altitude of 34,000 feet over Iraq when Saleh was taken ill.

The flight was grounded for roughly four hours at Erbil international airport before the passengers were able to continue on their journey to the French capital.

Part of a Gulf Air's statement released in the wake of Yasser's death read:

"The national carrier expresses its deepest condolences to the crew member's family and loved ones and confirms that the flight resumed to Paris as scheduled."

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On her handle @efya_benson on TikTok, the lady whose voice was shaking as she spoke, indicated that she got a call four days ago from her friend she affectionately called Sisi.

According to Efya, Sisi asked that she come to her house, which she went and spent the night eating indomie with her and catching up.

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