Posted on 05/03/2012

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1608 performing flight DL-80 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Brussels (Belgium) with 160 people on board, was enroute over the Atlantic Ocean about 300nm off the coast of Ireland when a female diabetic passenger, 64, collapsed prompting the cabin crew to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while the flight crew diverted the aircraft to Shannon. On the way, the flight crew reported the patient temporarily had no blood pressure and no pulse, but following CPR regained a pulse and was responsive again. The aircraft landed safely at Shannon Airport about 50 minutes later and the patient was taken to a hospital.

The aircraft reached Brussels with a delay of 2.5 hours.

SOURCE: The Aviation Herald