18 Apr '11, 11am

SIA pilot ‘refused to land’ for heart attack victim: report

SIA pilot ‘refused to land’ for heart attack victim: report

SIA allegedly refused to divert a flight for a passenger suffering from cardiac arrest. (AFP Photo/File/Roslan … Singapore Airlines is in the spotlight after a passenger had allegedly been forced to endure a 14-hour flight from Singapore to London while suffering a heart attack. Award-winning BBC radio presenter Max Pearson claimed SIA cabin crew had refused requests to reroute the plane to the nearest hospital so he could receive urgent medical attention, the UK's Daily Mail reported on Sunday. The 51-year-old was in Japan for a week to cover the recent Sendai tsunami catastrophe, and flew a SIA flight from Tokyo to Singapore before boarding a connecting flight bound for London which landed on March 18. Moments after the plane took off from Changi Airport, Pearson suffered a cardiac arrest and asked for the pilot to divert the plane, but his request was rejected for some ...

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