Passengers aboard the Spirit Airlines flight to Orlando as a matter of urgency, to help with the rescue of a man who collapsed on the plane for the flight.
Passengers on a flight from Detroit, MI, Orlando, FL, rushed to help a man on board who stopped breathing just before take-off, saving his life.
Just after 9 a.m., Tuesday morning, before the flight was scheduled to take off from Detroit metro Airport, a passenger collapsed on the plane.
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“Someone said: ‘911’ and that you would never expect that in the plane,” nurse Sue Kneehouse told Click on Detroit.
Kneehouse told the publication the man’s heart had stopped.
“He was in the arrhythmia. He was gone and he had no pulse,” she said.
Thinking quickly, Kneehouse picked up the plane defibrillator while an EMT performed CPR. She came back and tried to resuscitate the man with the help of others on board.
“Anyone who can help tried to help,” passenger Felipe Capusano told Click on Detroit. “Everyone was surreal how quiet it was, actually.”
“His heart was all funky and that kind of stuff,” 11-year-old Canadian passenger Nina Capusano told Click on Detroit. “The defibrillator brought him back and everyone started to clap, and then they brought him out.”
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The ambulance finally came and wheeled the man out of the plane. He was transferred to the Metro Detroit Hospital where reports say he is recovering from the delivery.
The flight safely continued on to Orlando after a small delay.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.