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A Qantas Passenger Died Suddenly Mid-Flight

A Qantas Passenger Died Suddenly Mid-Flight
Jackie Reddy

A Qantas passenger whose fellow traveler died suddenly on a recent flight from LA to Melbourne has commended cabin crew for their demeanor in handling the incident. Further details on the unexplained death of the passenger, who has been named as Aleisha Tracy, have not been made publicly available.

A Qantas passenger whose fellow traveler died suddenly and under inexplicable circumstances, on a flight from LA to Melbourne late last weekend has commended cabin crew for their calm, caring demeanor while dealing with the incident. The Daily Mail has named the deceased passenger as 33-year-old Aleisha Tracy of the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine West, who died on Qantas Airways Flight 94 on Sunday, March 24th.

It is reported that Tracy, who had no known health issues, died only a few hours into the flight. Offering a first-hand account of the incident, an unnamed female eyewitness said that an appeal was suddenly made for any medical staff traveling on the flight to make themselves known to crew.

The eyewitness said that she and a handful of other passengers were then asked to move to a different part of the plane. She was quoted by the outlet as saying that, “A flight attendant said ‘We’re very sorry, we’ve got a person who’s unwell’.”

The unidentified passenger described crew as being “very calm.” “We didn’t know exactly what had happened but we were aware something was going on,” the eyewitness added.

“They were the unsung heroes. They were incredible. There was no panic, they still managed to do their jobs,” the woman said.

Once the plane landed in Melbourne, local police and paramedics boarded the craft.

Qantas has not offered any additional information on the incident, which is currently being investigated by local police authorities in the Australian state of Victoria.

[Image Source: Qantas]

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  1. kamaaina


    April 4, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Though rare, in-flight deaths happen.

    I briefly worked at Honolulu International Airport with the quarantine unit. An international flight arrived from Japan with an unresponsive passenger laid out in the rear near the galley.

    Cabin crew had suspended CPR and efforts by emergency staff who boarded were not successful. State sheriffs, responsible for policing the airport, were considerate when interviewing the spouse to document the death. I didn’t see anyone from the airline there although I’d guess the death report would be forward to them.

    The flight attendants were more shook up than the spouse. Some deplaning passengers were a bit rattled to see the covered body as they entered the terminal.

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