A BBC presenter traveling back from Japan after covering the tsunami suffered from a heart attack shortly after takeoff on a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to London. Apparently the crew refused to divert the aircraft so he could receive medical attention, and now he’s possibly left with long-term heart damage.
I certainly hope there’s more to this story. It’s a bit strange that the story is only coming out about a month after the incident, as the flight landed in London March 18. Furthermore, as a miles geek I have to wonder, why was he flying from Tokyo to London via Singapore? That’s about a 4,000 mile detour. Not that it’s relevant to the story, but have to wonder if he had mileage motives!
Either way, I hope he recovers and we find out the complete story.