An Air Albania cabin crew member collapsed and died suddenly last week following a heart attack on a flight from Tirana, Albania to London.
According to the airline, Greta Dyrmishi, who was 24 years old, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 21, due to a heart attack shortly after landing at Stansted Airport in London, England.
Air Albania confirmed immediate medical care was given to the 24-year-old crew member, and she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. However, the crew member did not survive.
“On December 21, after we disembarked all the passengers of the flight to London, one of the members of the cabin crew, Greta Dyrmishi, suffered a heart attack,” Air Albania said in a statement.
“Even after all the medical assistance offered at the moment, we still lost him. Air Albania has contacted her family from the first moments and we continue to be by their side in these difficult moments.”
“Out of respect for Greta and her family, we decided to share the news with the public at the most appropriate moment. We will always remember Greta as a passionate professional, an excellent colleague and a very good friend to all of us.”
“With the belief that today she is among the mercy of God, Air Albania will continue to stand by her family,” the post concluded.
From the Bishop’s Stortford Independent:
Air Albania has paid tribute to the 24-year-old female cabin crew member who died following a flight from Tirana to Stansted Airport.
According to the airline, Greta Dyrmishi suffered a heart attack after passengers travelling from the Albanian capital to Essex disembarked on Wednesday, December 21.
A spokesman for Air Albania told the Indie: “Even after all medical assistance was provided immediately, we still lost her.
“From the first moments, Air Albania contacted her family, and we continue to be close to them in these difficult moments.
“We will always remember Greta as a passionate professional, an excellent co-worker, and a great friend to all of us. May God [have] mercy [on] her and give peace to the family. Air Albania will continue to be with her family.”
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust confirmed that two ambulances, a hazardous area response team vehicle, an ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance responded to reports that a woman was seriously ill. Essex Police officers were also at the scene.
The Indie was told the aircraft touched down at around 1pm as scheduled and after efforts to save her life at Stansted, the ambulance service took Ms Dyrmishi to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.