American Airlines flight attendant dies while working on Venice to Philadelphia flight

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A flight attendant for American Airlines passed away while on duty on a flight from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on June 21, 2023.

Flight AA715 departed on schedule, and as reported by Paddle Your Own Kanoo, it was during the early stage of the flight, as the aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 with the registration code N883BM, was passing over France, that the incident occurred. 

Veteran flight attendant Carol Wright collapsed at this point in the journey and her colleagues attempted to perform CPR. The pilots for the flight made the decision to declare an emergency and divert to Dublin Airport (DUB). 

The landing at DUB airport was caught on camera by a Dublin aviation journalist, and it can be seen that the flight was met by airport fire services and paramedics who immediately transferred Wright to a nearby hospital.

Unfortunately, Wright did not survive, despite the swift action from her colleagues. 

American Airlines has shared a tribute in an internal memo, which was posted by aviation insider @xJonNYC on Twitter:

“It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of Philadelphia-based Flight Attendant and Purser Carol Wright while working a flight this morning. She is remembered as a pleasure to support and a joy to work alongside,” the airline said. 

Wright had been with American Airlines for 38 years. Her cause of death has not been revealed.

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