A pilot collapsed and died in the bathroom of a LATAM Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Miami to Chile when his two co-pilots had been pressured to make an emergency touchdown in Panama City.
Ivan Andaur, 56, was flying LATAM flight LA505 from Miami International Airport to Santiago, Chile on Sunday evening when he started to really feel very sick and collapsed in the bathroom.
Two co-pilots took over the aircraft and landed at Tocumen International Airport, the place paramedics boarded the aircraft and supplied first help to Andaur, however he was declared incapacitated.
A registered nurse, recognized solely as Isadora on social media, mentioned she, together with one different nurse and two medical doctors, tried to revive Andaura as the aircraft landed after he confirmed indicators of cardiac arrest.
While she says the crew did every part they might to assist, she claims the makeshift medical group did not have the “necessary or sufficient supplies” to revive the pilot.
LATAM captain Ivan Andaur fell sick and died on a flight from Miami to Chile on Sunday. The airline mentioned two co-pilots took over the aircraft and made an emergency touchdown in Panama City, Panama, the place paramedics tried to revive the 56-year-old pilot sooner than declaring him incapacitated.
Isadora, a registered nurse, joined one different nurse and two medical doctors in making an attempt to save a lot of life for LATAM pilot Ivan Andaur after he fell sick on a flight on Sunday.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t have the necessary or sufficient materials to perform proper CPR,” Isadora mentioned.
“There, LATAM needs to improve the issue of protocols in cases of health problems and medical emergencies, such as this one, when lives can be saved, but funds are needed.”
It’s simply not clear which shares Isadora was referring to. To obtain the be aware, contact LATAM.
Another unnamed feminine passenger mentioned the flight left Miami at 11 p.m. sooner than one of the many co-pilots requested a medical.
“After 40 minutes the pilot asked us if there was a doctor on board, we don’t know what happened there,” she mentioned.
The girl mentioned the flight attendant requested the passengers if anybody had supplied for insulin dependent individuals.
“They told us we were going to land because the pilot was sick and when we arrived they asked us to evacuate the plane because the situation had worsened,” she mentioned.
The late LATAM pilot Iván Andaur along with his spouse Veronika Andaur, who died in 2017. The couple is survived by their daughter, Sofia Andaura
Iván Andaur served in the Chilean Air Force earlier than changing into an industrial airline pilot
Sky Airways captain Paula Mandini (third from actual) remembers one of the many journeys she took with the late Iván Andaur (actual) all through their time as LATAM colleagues.
Chilean tv producer Walter Guerra informed the Chilean information company LUN that the aircraft was at the gate half an hour earlier than the airline introduced it was canceling the flight.
Passengers had been booked into house pods and resumed flights on Tuesday afternoon.
Andaur was a pilot in the Chilean Air Force earlier than changing into a member of LATAM.
He was married to Veronika Andaura, who was betrayed in 2017. The couple had a daughter, Sofia Andaura.
Sky Airline captain Paula Mandini paid tribute to Ivan Andaura on Facebook, recalling the flight crew’s evening out in Hamburg, Germany, earlier than returning to Chile.
“I have a lot of memories of flights, conversations and so many things… I have a huge lump in my throat,” Mandini wrote. ‘I simply hope you are together with your Vero and giving power to your daughter from heaven..!!!!! Fly excessive..!!!!!’
“At Latam, we are deeply moved by what happened and express our deepest condolences to the family of our employee,” the airline mentioned in a assertion.
“We are very grateful to him for his 25-year career and valuable contribution, which has always been characterized by his dedication, professionalism and determination.”