Dead American Airlines Passenger Drug Off Plane

Published On June 19, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

So sad.

A Texas woman who’d allegedly experienced a medical emergency while on an American Airline flies passed away shortly after she’d been taken off of the plane last Monday.

Family members of the woman identified her as 48-year-old Theresa Hines from Carrollton, Texas, according to reports from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

She was traveling alone.

Hines was on the 2423 flight from DFW International Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when she’d experienced “medical distress,” according to a statement from American Airlines.

The crew present on the flight, “along with several medical professionals, provided onboard medical assistance to her,” the statement continued.

They’d declared her distress to be the cause of an emergency landing, as paramedics arrived on the scene they were able to quickly retrieve her from the flight.

“They radioed ahead and we had somebody at the gate to meet the plane when it arrived,” Patrick Hogan, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport‘s director of public affairs and marketing, tells PEOPLE. “When we boarded, the patient was in the rear of the plane and our effort was focused on getting her out and onto the jet bridge.”

Hogan confirms that EMT staff found Hines unconscious in the lavatory, but was unable to address exactly what happened to her.


Hines was transported by a portable stretcher, which was described as a “tarp-like device,” according to Hogan.

“If she were conscious we could have used an aisle chair, which is like a wheelchair, but we used a device that first responders all over the country use when you’re dealing with someone in a narrow space,” he said. “They brought her off and onto the jet bridge using that.”

The Emergency staff worked on Hines for about an hour, attempting to revive her, however, were unsuccessful when trying to save her life.

We are deeply saddened by this event and our thoughts and prayers go out to our passenger’s loved ones,” American Airlines said in a statement. “We’re grateful for the response of our highly trained flight attendants and our customers who assisted our passenger until first responders arrived.” 

The cause of her unfortunate death will only be determined by the local examiner’s office and we will bring you the news as it unfolds.

Please send out your prayers and well wishes to the family of Ms. Hines in the comment section below.



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