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Delta crew helps passenger during medical emergency on Boston-bound flight.

A Delta Air Lines plane lands at Logan International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in Boston.Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

Crew members on a Boston-bound Delta flight Sunday night worked with medical professionals on board to aid a passenger in distress, the company said.

The passenger began experiencing a medical issue during Delta Flight 2290, which landed as scheduled at Logan International Airport shortly before midnight, according to the airline.

“We commend the care and compassion of our crew on Delta flight 2290 from Fort Lauderdale to Boston, who worked with medical professionals onboard to assist with an in-flight customer medical situation,” Delta said in a statement. “Among the many responsibilities our flight crews are trained for, ensuring the health and safety of our customers is chief among them. We’re proud of these crewmembers and those involved who rose to the occasion in assistance of this customer.”


The airline didn’t provide details about the passenger or the nature of the medical situation, citing customer privacy.

But Suzanne Ellis Wernevi, of Providence, said via email Monday that she was seated four rows behind the female passenger at the time of the incident, and that she was later told the woman had suffered a seizure.

“She was not conscious when the emergency personnel that met the aircraft took her off the plane,” Wernevi, the founder of the Providence-based jewelry company Luna & Stella, wrote.

Two doctors on board the flight and the crew cared for the woman, she said.

”Both the doctors and the crew handled the situation with care and compassion,” Wernevi wrote.

Wernevi stressed that while she doesn’t have medical expertise to know what the woman was dealing with in the moment, she was “impressed with the strangers who came together to help the passenger.”

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