A newlywed nurse died on an American Airlines flight after suffering an embolism and passing out in the bathroom while the pilot refused to divert the plane despite an onboard doctor's pleas to land, it has been claimed. Brittany Oswell died three days after the flight from Hawaii to Texas in April 2016.
She was on the plane with her military husband Cory and were on their way home to South Carolina.
After passing out several times on the plane, her pulse stopped while flight attendants and a doctor gave her CPR in the plane galley after pleading with the captain to make an emergency landing.
They refused to numerous times after speaking to an on-call doctor on the ground, it is claimed. When the plane finally landed in Dallas, four hours after she first passed out, she was unconscious. She was taken to hospital but was declared brain dead three days later with the cause of death given as cardiac arrest prompted by a pulmonary embolism. Brittany was flying with her military husband Cory, who she had been married to for less than a year, her family says
Now, her husband and parents are suing the airline, claiming it could have prevented her death by getting her the help she needed sooner.
Brittany and her husband had been married for less than a year when she died
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