A Hawaiian Airlines flight that traveled from Honolulu to the city of New York was diverted to San Francisco on Thursday night after a flight attendant died of an apparent heart attack, reports Fox News.
Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the San Francisco airport, said Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 landed in California after a flight crew member "had a suspected heart attack."
The medical staff tried CPR during the flight, but suspended these efforts before disembarking, said Yakel. The sources told Hawaii News Now that the crew members performed CPR for hours. The flight attendant has had more than 30 years of service.
A passenger commented that flight attendants were asking passengers if someone was a doctor on board to help them, reported Hawaii News Now. A passenger told the media that a paramedical doctor and a doctor came in to help them. The prosecutor of the county of San Mateo declared the person's death, NBC News reported.
Yakel said that passengers were on other flights.
Fox News has arrived at Hawaiian Airlines to comment on the incident.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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