Newly married woman dies in a plane why returning from her honeymoon with husband
A young newly wed returning from her honeymoon died in the sky after an airline pilot repeatedly refused a doctor’s requests to land, court papers claim.
Brittany Oswell’s family say a doctor on board the flight from Honolulu, Hawaii, requested that the plane land three times after the 25 year-old suffered a pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal blood clot blocking an artery between the heart and lungs.
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But the American Airlines pilot reportedly refused to divert flight during the April 2016 medical emergency, it is claimed.
Oswell stopped breathing in the air, and was taken to Baylor Medical Center in Texas as soon as the jet landed. The aspiring nurse, who had just married husband Cory Oswell, died in hospital three days later.
Brittany’s family are now suing American Airlines, saying the flight should have been diverted, and that a faulty defibrillator on board further hindered her chances of survival.