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Passenger Hails 'Hero' for Treating Woman's Seizures on Flight, Blasts Airline for Not Landing

Watch this heroic passenger aid a young mother who suffered a seizure on a plane


HOUSTON (CIRCA VIA STORYFUL) -- Amy Sanford Hammond was on a flight from Houston to Cincinnati on Sunday night when, she said, a woman near her began to have repeated seizures.

Hammond said she was “stunned” that the plane did not turn around, and that it continued to its destination. Meanwhile, she said, a “hero” passenger did his best to help the woman, who was traveling with a young child.

Hammond posted a video of the incident to a local neighborhood group on Facebook. She said it took a further 33 minutes for paramedics to arrive after the plane landed.

“I am so angry,” she wrote on Facebook. “She did not know who the president was or the month or day of the week, by the end. I was the last one off the plane. I voiced my anger about the decision not to land. The pilot said he made the decision. I told him we had to watch a young mom convulse and pass out over and over for 2 hours!”

Hammond told Storyful she was aboard United Airlines flight 3466.

According to the Dayton Daily News, the flight was operated by Republic Airlines in partnership with United Airlines. Republic said, in a statement quoted by the Dayton Daily News, “This weekend, a customer experienced a medical issue aboard Republic Airlines flight 3466 operating as United Express between Houston and Cincinnati. While in flight, the customer received care by our crew with guidance from our on-call medical service as well as from a health care professional on board. The flight landed safely in Cincinnati where the aircraft was met by medical personnel and the passenger was transported to a local hospital.”

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