Hawaiian Airlines 50 flight left Thursday night with Daniel K. Inouye International Airport with 253 passengers on a regular flight to New York, JFK Airport. One of the air hostesses who worked on this flight was 60-year-old Emil Griffith, a resident of Pahia, on the island of Hawaii. He has worked for the airline for more than 30 years.
In the midst of the Pacific Ocean, his colleagues, a doctor and a paramedic passenger carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation "for hours" and without success.
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The captain of the Hawaiian Airlines announced an emergency situation and landed the plane in San Francisco, where the plane had to wait more than 2 hours on the runway to arrive at the coroner.
Hawaiian Airlines has published this statement:
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Emil Griffith, a member of our stewardess, who has spent more than 31 years who died while working on our flight between Honolulu and New York last night. We are forever grateful for Emil's colleagues and the good Samaritan aboard who stayed next to him and provided extensive medical assistance. Emil loved and liked his work for the Hawaiians and always shared it with our guests. Our hearts are with Emil's family, with friends, and with everyone who knows him. Hawaiian Airlines made consulting available to colleagues. "