British Airways Flight Attendant Dies Onboard Aircraft Moments Before Takeoff From London

by Anthony Losanno
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Passengers headed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on British Airways flight BA32 witnessed a flight attendant die moments before the flight was set to take off on December 30th. Everyone was seated and the door was closed when the 52-year-old flight attendant collapsed.

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The captain quickly called for medical personnel, but passengers and the police were unable to revive the flight attendant and the flight ended up cancelled due to a medical emergency. Shockingly, this is the second British Airways crew member to pass away this holiday season. The first died on December 23rd when he failed to show for work and was found dead in his hotel room. That flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) was also cancelled.

There is no correlation between the two flight attendants (it is odd that they were both age 52). Both were described as “family men” and did not have underlying health conditions according to statements provided to The Sun. British Airways released a statement that read:

Our thoughts are with our colleagues’ family and friends at this difficult time.”

What a terrible way to mark the holidays and end 2023.

Anthony’s Take: It’s odd that two male flight attendants passed away within a week and that both were 52 years old. The incidents are completely unrelated and it seems like this is just a stroke of bad luck for British Airways. My condolences to the families and friends of both flight attendants.

(Image Credits: British Airways.)

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1 comment

Jean Gabriel January 5, 2024 - 12:15 pm

How exactly do you know these two events are not related? Because you’re assuming that it’s not the thing that we’re not supposed to talk about? You know, the thing that also made top athletes collapse, and many others to die suddenly.


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