On a Ryanair flight between London and Sweden a male swedish passenger was taken ill; actually suffering a cardiac arrest in mid-flight.
Per - Erik Jonnson 63 was fortunate enough to have his stepdaughter Ms.Billie Appleton travelling with him.
The cabin crew were called; and Ms. Appleton asked for a doctor. There was not a doctor on board.
The cabin crew diagnosed low blood pressure and brought mr. Jonnson a sandwich and a fizzy drink, returning shortly afterwards asking for the price of the two items to be paid.
Fortunately Ms. appleton is a nurse and she brought Mr. Lopnsson back from unconsciousness by shaking him and beating his chest after he had his cardiac arrest she told the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
EU regulations state all cabin crew should be trained in first aid. " The crew totally failed to address the problem " she said.
She went on to say that they might have expected an ambulance on landing but there was not one and she had to take Mr. Jonnson to hospital herself.
As one would expect Ryanair have issued the following statement, ignoring the fact that their cabin crew had not had any training in such circumstance as these were.
' We dispute the account given by Ms. Appleton. In line with procedures for such cases and quite properly the crew suggested a diversion to the nearest airport, OR to have an ambulance on standby at SKAVSTA airport where the flight was due to land, so the passenger would receive immediate medical treatment. However the passengers companion who identified herself as a nurse declined both these offers.'
Ms. Appleton said " We want Ryanair to apologise " and added that the family was considering legal action.