Hawaiian Airlines identified the attendant who died of heart attack during a flight Thursday as a longtime employee
Emile Griffith, who worked for Hawaiian Airlines for more than 31 years, died on the flight, the company said in a statement .
"We are saddened by the loss of Emile Griffith, a member of our flight attendant 'ohana for over 31 years who passed away while working on our flight between Honolulu and New York last night," the airlines said in a statement. "We are forever grateful for Emile's colleagues and good Samaritans on board with his side and provided extensive medical help."
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT DIVERTED AFTER FLIGHT ATTENDANT DIES traveling from Honolulu to New York City when it was diverted to San Francisco on a flight crew member suffered "a suspected heart attack," Doug Yakel, a San Francisco airport spokesman, said.
Medical personnel attempted CPR during the flight said that crew members performed CPR for hours. The flight was carrying 253 passengers and 1
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ur guests. Our hearts are with Emile's family, friends and those who have known him, ”the statement concluded.
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