Carrollton Woman Dies After Being Rushed Off American Airlines Flight on Stretcher

A Carrollton woman who had a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight died Monday afternoon shortly after she was rushed off the plane on a stretcher.As Flight 2423 was preparing to land, the crew found her in "medical distress" in the lavatory. Crew members and several medical professionals who were on board tried to help the woman, the airline said. Paramedics met the flight, which originated at DFW International Airport, as it landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. They brought the woman off the plane on a portable stretcher, but were unable to revive her. Relatives identified the woman as 48-year-old Theresa Hines of Carrollton, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. She had been traveling alone."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 prepared 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 airline said reports that Hines was naked and dragged off the plane were incorrect. Minneapolis airport spokesman Pat Hogan said emergency workers who carried Hines' partially clothed body down the aisle were focused on saving her life, the Associated Press reported. Hines was pronounced dead after nearly an hour of attempts to revive her on the jet bridge. The flight's passengers were kept on board during that time. Hogan said emergency workers did nothing wrong and that everything was "handled according to the textbook."  Continue reading...

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