KARACHI: A 70-year-old man was brought back to life onboard a PIA flight by the crew and a young medical student onboard a domestic flight after a severe heart attack.
The passenger was resuscitated after 15-minute of artificial breathing by the young student and the crew.
The national carrier of Pakistan tweeted that the incident took place onboard PK-333 flight from Multan to Karachi on Sunday, January 08, 2017.
PIA Crew Saves Life. pic.twitter.com/i72VtnB2r1
— PIA (@Official_PIA) January 8, 2017
“Onboard PK-33 Multan-Karachi flight today a 70-year-old passenger fell unconscious and stopped breathing. PIA cabin crew immediately responded to the situation, and with the help of a final year medical student, gave him CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) commonly known as artificial breathing and after 15 minutes of efforts he responded,” the airline said.
An ambulance and a doctor had already been arranged prior to the landing of the plane at the Karachi International Airport where the old man was handed over to them.