Man Dies Mid-Air After Coughing Up Blood
A 63-year-old unidentified man died during a Lufthansa flight on Thursday after losing liters of blood in a shocking scene that terrified passengers. According to the Swiss-German Outlet, the man boarded a Lufthansa flight from Bangkok to Munich with his wife.
According to the outlet, two witnesses, Martin and Karin Missfelder, stated that they sat in the row diagonally behind the man and his wife. Karin Missfelder said the man looked unwell when he boarded the plane.
Karin Missfelder, a nursing specialist at University Hospital in Zurich, informed the flight attendant that a doctor should examine the man when she noticed he was breathing too quickly and had cold sweats.
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Martin told the outlet that the man was given a little chamomile tea, but he had already spit blood into the bag that his wife held out to him. She also said blood gushed out of the man’s nose and mouth, and he lost liters of blood, some of which splattered onto the aircraft’s walls.
“It was absolute horror. Everyone was screaming,” Martin said.
For about half an hour, flight attendants performed CPR on the passenger, who was gushing blood, for roughly 30 minutes, even as Karin said she knew it was hopeless.
“When he finally went still and the captain announced the man’s death, it was dead quiet on board,” Karin said.
The outlet also reports that the man’s body was taken to the galley of the aircraft, which turned around and landed back in Thailand at 8:28 a.m. on Friday. Passengers waited for two hours before they were booked on another flight to Germany, with a stopover in Hong Kong.
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Lufthansa confirmed in a statement that the crew and a doctor on board took first aid measures.
“Although immediate and comprehensive first aid measures were taken by the crew and a doctor on board, the passenger died during the flight,” a spokesperson for Lufthansa said. “Our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased passenger. We also regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers of this flight,”