Hello from Calgary. I wasn’t planning to be visiting Canada today, but due to a medical diversion that is where today’s AA137 flight from Dallas to Hong Kong landed.
Interestingly, it is not my first medical diversion, and in fact the second one on a flight to Hong Kong. This time the ill passenger was directly in front of me. Hearing her adult daughter screaming for help in Spanish was something I will not forget. Thankfully there was a medical doctor nearby and he seemed to treat her for cardiac symptoms.
The doctor quickly responded after flight attendants called for medical assistance. Several other nurses also offered service as well. Originally we were told we would divert to Seattle, but we ended up in Calgary. We were over Montana when we diverted.
We just landed in Calgary, paramedics boarded, and eventually the passenger walked off. We continued our way to Hong Kong, and ended up only a few hours late.