17 Apr '11, 10am

SIA could face legal action over heart attack incident

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines (SIA) could face legal action from a BBC radio presenter over the way it handled his medical condition during a flight in March. According to a report in Britain's 'Daily Mail' on Sunday, Max Pearson was on a connecting flight from Singapore to London, having flown in from Tokyo. He had been covering the Japan earthquake and tsunami for a week. According to the report, not long after the plane took off, Mr Pearson suffered a heart attack. The report said the cabin crew allegedly refused requests to divert the plane to the nearest hospital for him to receive medical attention. Instead, the 51-year-old had to endure a 14-hour flight to London's Heathrow Airport on March 18. He was rushed to a hospital and given emergency surgery. The report said Mr Pearson was in hospital for over a week. The report quoted Mr Pearson's colleagues as saying that...

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