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Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on UA flight from LHR to LAX -- RIP 27 Dec 2016

Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on UA flight from LHR to LAX -- RIP 27 Dec 2016

Old Dec 23, 16, 4:28 pm
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Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on UA flight from LHR to LAX -- RIP 27 Dec 2016

I assume this was UA 935.

Carrie Fisher suffered cardiac arrest. No word yet on her condition.

Was anyone on this flight?

http://6abc.com/entertainment/carrie...plane/1670744/
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Old Dec 23, 16, 5:03 pm
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Actress Carrie Fisher is in critical condition after a 'cardiac episode' on flight from London to L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...223-story.html

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Old Dec 23, 16, 6:24 pm
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Hope she will be okay. She needs to rest. I worried about her. She will be alright.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 6:39 pm
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Latest update per family, she is now in stable condition. Hope she is able to pull through
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Old Dec 23, 16, 6:44 pm
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I looked at flightaware and they had a 6 minute landing to gate time (compared to 30-50 minutes the previous days). A good job at getting her to treatment as fast as possible.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
I looked at flightaware and they had a 6 minute landing to gate time (compared to 30-50 minutes the previous days). A good job at getting her to treatment as fast as possible.
Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
Latest update per family, she is now in stable condition. Hope she is able to pull through
I actually agree with that. She will be okay. She needs to rest. She got a very long flight. She will be very extremely tired.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
I looked at flightaware and they had a 6 minute landing to gate time (compared to 30-50 minutes the previous days). A good job at getting her to treatment as fast as possible.
Big ^ to pilots, ATC, and rampers for making that happen.
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This is really awful. I hope the force is with her today.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 8:24 pm
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If she was unresponsive for 15 minutes, I'd be worred about brain damage. Poor Gary. She has lived an interesting life.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 8:27 pm
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Get lost 2016... enough already. Would have been stressful for others on the flight
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Old Dec 23, 16, 9:49 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
Latest update per family, she is now in stable condition. Hope she is able to pull through
news Reports IS That Her BROTHER Says She IS NOT STABLE But IN THE icu. Ouch.
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Old Dec 23, 16, 11:25 pm
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She's lucky it happened 15 minutes outside of LAX. I have been called for medical emergencies a few times over the years. (I am a physician). The supplies and medicines they have are useful for about 15-30 minutes but that is about it. If this happened over water, more than an hour outside of an airport with a medical center, she likely would not have survived.
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Old Dec 24, 16, 12:55 am
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What are some of the events that happen in this type of situation?

Customs gets the name of the passenger from the airline and interviews them later? Customs exempts them?

Plane goes to the gate, not a remote stand?

This is a warning sign to me to travel before getting old (she wasn't old at about 60) and to not get stressed while traveling even though I almost never do. Good luck to her...
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Old Dec 24, 16, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by bloodyeyeballs View Post
She's lucky it happened 15 minutes outside of LAX. I have been called for medical emergencies a few times over the years. (I am a physician). The supplies and medicines they have are useful for about 15-30 minutes but that is about it. If this happened over water, more than an hour outside of an airport with a medical center, she likely would not have survived.
Interesting. Do they at least have an AED on board?
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Old Dec 24, 16, 7:35 am
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Yes, planes are equipped with an AED.
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