A pilot collapsed and died in the bathroom of a LATAM Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Miami to Chile when his two co-pilots had been pressured to make an emergency touchdown in Panama City
Ivan Andaur, 56, was flying LATAM flight LA505 from Miami International Airport to Santiago, Chile, on Sunday night time when he started to really feel unwell and collapsed in the bathroom.
Two co-pilots took management of the airplane and landed at Tocumen International Airport, the place paramedics entered the airplane and gave first support to Andaur, however he was pronounced useless.
A registered nurse, recognized solely as Isadora on social media, stated she together with one other nurse and two medical doctors tried to revive Andaur because the airplane landed after he had signs associated to cardiac arrest.
While she says the crew did their perfect to assist, she claims the makeshift medical group didn’t have “necessary or sufficient supplies” to resuscitate the pilot.
LATAM captain Ivan Andaur fell unwell and died on a flight from Miami to Chile on Sunday. The airline stated two co-pilots took management of the airplane and made an emergency touchdown in Panamá City, Panama, the place paramedics tried to resuscitate the 56-year-old pilot earlier than announcing him useless.
Isadora, a registered nurse, joined one other nurse and two medical doctors in an effort to save lots of the lifetime of LATAM pilot Iván Andaur after he fell unwell on a flight on Sunday
“Unfortunately, we didn’t have the necessary or sufficient supplies to perform proper CPR,” Isadora stated.
“There, LATAM needs to improve the issue of protocol in case of health problems and medical emergencies like this one where lives can be saved but resources are needed.”
It just isn’t clear which shares Isadora was referring to. LATAM has been contacted for remark.
Another unnamed feminine passenger stated the flight departed Miami round 11 p.m. earlier than one of many co-pilots requested medical consideration.
“After 40 minutes, the pilot asked us if there was a doctor on board, we don’t know what happened there,” she stated.
The lady stated a flight attendant requested passengers if anybody had provides for insulin-dependent folks.
“They told us we were going to land because the pilot felt sick and when we arrived they asked us to evacuate the plane because the situation had worsened,” she stated.
The late LATAM pilot Iván Andaur along with his spouse Veronica Andaur, who died in 2017. The couple is survived by their daughter, Sofia Andaur
Iván Andaur served within the Chilean Air Force earlier than changing into a industrial airline pilot
Sky Airways Captain Paula Mandini (third from proper) recollects one of many many journeys she took with the late Iván Andaur (proper) throughout their time as LATAM colleagues
Walter Guerra, a Chilevision TV producer, advised Chilean information outlet LUN that the airplane was on the gate for half an hour earlier than the airline introduced it was canceling the flight.
Passengers had been booked into space lodges and resumed their flights Tuesday afternoon.
Andaur was a pilot within the Chilean Air Force earlier than becoming a member of LATAM.
He was married to Veronica Andaur, who handed away in 2017. The couple had a daughter, Sofia Andaur.
Sky Airline captain Paula Mandini paid tribute to Iván Andaur on Facebook, recalling the flight crew’s night time out in Hamburg, Germany, earlier than returning to Chile.
“I have many memories of flights, conversations and so many things… I have a giant lump in my throat,” Mandini wrote. ‘I only hope that you are with your Vero and give strength to your daughter from heaven..!!!!! Fly high..!!!!!’
“At Latam, we are deeply moved by what has happened and we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our employee,” the airline stated in an announcement.
‘We are very grateful to him for his 25-year career and his valuable contribution, which has always stood out for his dedication, professionalism and commitment.’