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KLTV reporter's flight diverted due to emergency onboard

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KLTV reporter Mitch Goulding was aboard US Airways flight 1772 Monday morning when it had to be diverted due to a medical emergency on board. He sent us the following report:

US Airways flight 1772 departed Charlotte airport at 9:30 Monday morning. About one hour into the flight, crews requested assistance from any doctors on board in an announcement on the overhead speaker.

An emergency room doctor then treated a 65-year-old man who suffered from apparent seizures and cardiac arrest. The man was administered oxygen and an IV by the doctor who was also a passenger on board. A nurse was able to assist, as well.

The pilot then diverted the flight to Memphis due to the on-board medical emergency, landing approximately 30 minutes after the initial incident.

The plane was met at the terminal in Memphis by paramedics, who boarded the plane and helped the man off. The man was conscious and able to walk off the plane with paramedic support.

A woman traveling with the man indicated he had previously undergone a triple-bypass in 2012.

The Airbus 321 aircraft refueled and continued on to Dallas with the remaining passengers. It arrived at the gate in Dallas at approximately 12:20PM, just under one hour after its scheduled arrival.

Upon arrival, crew members thanked passengers for their patience and expressed gratitude to doctors on board who helped during emergency.

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