FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines
is very saddened over the death of passenger Carine Desir on Flight 896
from Haiti to New York's JFK Airport last Friday and extends its deepest
sympathy to the grieving family.
We are investigating this incident, as we do with all serious medical
situations on board our aircraft, but American Airlines can say oxygen was
administered and the Automatic External Defibrillator was applied.
Among the preflight duties of our highly trained Flight Attendants is a
check of all emergency equipment on the aircraft. This includes checking
the oxygen bottles -- there were 12 in this particular aircraft. We stand
behind the actions and training of our crew and the functionality of the
onboard medical equipment. We are also grateful to medical volunteers on
this flight who came to the aid of a fellow traveler during flight.
SOURCE American Airlines