Passenger dies during 14-hour flight from Manila to LA

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  • Sources told DailyMail.com the man suffered a cardiac arrest two hours before the flight landed at LAX
  • Doctors and nurses on board performed cardiac arrest, but he died in the air 
  • Flight attendants then moved the unconscious man to business class 
  • Passengers were told to stay on board when the flight landed, as medical responders boarded the plane 
  • His identity and nationality are not known  

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 01:42 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 02:49 EDT, 11 October 2017

A man in his sixties suffered a heart attack and died in the middle of a 14-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles.

The male passenger suffered a cardiac arrest around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told DailyMail.com.

Doctors and nurses who were on the flight at the time performed CPR on the ailing passenger, but he was pronounced dead before their plane reached the United States. 

A man in his sixties suffered a heart attack and died in the middle of a 14-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles. Passengers are seen gathering near the area where he suffered cardiac arrest
A man in his sixties suffered a heart attack and died in the middle of a 14-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles. Passengers are seen gathering near the area where he suffered cardiac arrest

A man in his sixties suffered a heart attack and died in the middle of a 14-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles. Passengers are seen gathering near the area where he suffered cardiac arrest

The male passenger fell ill around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told DailyMail.com
The male passenger fell ill around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told DailyMail.com

The male passenger fell ill around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told DailyMail.com

His official time of death was 7.17pm PST, but sources told DailyMail.com he died in the air.

A passenger saw commotion near the toilets in the middle of their journey.  

They told DailyMail.com air stewards carried the unconscious man to business class. 

After landing, passengers were asked to stay seated. 

LAPD and fire department boarded the plane. 

An announcement was made asking any doctors or nurses who assisted in medical emergency to remain in the cabin. 

They also asked doctors and nurses to stay on board.

Doctors and nurses who were on the flight at the time performed CPR on the ailing passenger, but he was pronounced dead before their plane reached LA (above) 
Doctors and nurses who were on the flight at the time performed CPR on the ailing passenger, but he was pronounced dead before their plane reached LA (above) 

Doctors and nurses who were on the flight at the time performed CPR on the ailing passenger, but he was pronounced dead before their plane reached LA (above) 

The medical emergency took place approximately two and a half hours before landing, when the flight was over the Pacific. 

Los Angeles Fire Department and LAX Police confirmed to DailyMail.com that the passenger was pronounced dead a short time after landing. 

His nationality is not known.

He was believed to have been travelling alone. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Philippines Air for comment. 

 

Larry White
By Larry White 11/10/2017 02:49:00