Carrie Fisher had a cardiac episode onboard United flight 935 from London to Los Angeles today. She was reportedly “in a lot of distress on the flight.” Medical personnel met the flight and found her “unresponsive.”
Just prior to arrival, a pilot told the control tower that passengers who were nurses were attending to another “unresponsive” passenger. “So they’re working on her right now,” the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net.
According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. On arrival, they found paramedics performing CPR on the victim, according to Officer Alicia Hernandez.
She had been in London filming a UK sit com. Her plane had priority to go straight into LAX.
She went into cardiac arrest only about 15 minutes out from LAX. Here’s what the final approach looked like:
In contrast, here’s what the same flight had to do on approach the day before:
Best wishes to her, and really to all of us, she’s an icon of our childhoods. For goodness sakes, she’s on a postage stamp
Copyright: chrisdorney / 123RF Stock Photo
(HT: Heels First Travel)