Earlier this week, Dallas County learned that a woman had died of COVID-19 over the summer, returning to North Texas on a Spirit Airlines flight.
Federal Aviation Administration, Spirit Airlines Flight 208, Airbus A320, departed Las Vegas on July 24 and was en route to Dallas-Fort Worth. The plane crashed in Albuquerque, N.M., due to a passenger’s medical problem.
“They ran to get oxygen and we saw people doing CPR on him,” Dalita Burris said. She and her husband returned on the same plane to DFW.
She recalled that the woman had boarded the plane and was six rows behind. The flight started naturally and Burris said she was asleep. Within an hour in the air, Burris woke up flight attendants asking over the loudspeaker if there was a doctor on the plane.
“Probably 20 minutes, then 30 minutes later, we heard someone talking loudly and falling. The maid aisles were going back and forth. We were trying to figure out what was going on. As soon as they turned on the lights we saw the woman and she was put on her back in the aisle,” Burris said.
Those on the plane began to pray, and the woman’s sister approached strangers on the ship and asked for prayers, Burris posted on social media.
“Her sister was back and forth with her pace. Her sister said, ‘Hey, if you’re praying to people, I know you know me or anything, this is my sister, we’ve trying to come back to her family’s house. If you don’t want to, ”Burris explained.
He recalled that two passengers and flight attendants worked hard to revive the woman.
“She (the flight attendant) seemed to be in her 20s. She was so tired from trying to do CPR that she started to sweat like she was drenched in sweat. She passed by herself because she would not give up. She really tried to save this girl. And, ‘Come on,’ she said. You can do it. Come on, you can do it. ‘There were times when she would hear the sister clap, so when she clapped, we all started clapping because’ Well she’s conscious, you know ‘, but she fainted. ” Burris explained.
The plane landed in New Mexico, where paramedics also arrived.
“They take her out, so we like, ‘Well, thank God she got some help, they take her to the emergency,’ we all thought, ” Purris explained. Half an hour later the pilot said they were awaiting execution.
“We realized he was dead and he was dead,” he said.
Wanda Griffin, 38, died of a Govt-19 infection and was listed as a significant contributor to conditions such as asthma and obesity, according to the University of New Mexico’s Office of Medical Analysts. Griffin said she was “suffering from shortness of breath, which was not relieved by her inhaler medication, and that she was given oxygen before she collapsed.”
Spirit Airlines said the following.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our late guests. “
From news reports and friends, Burris said, combining the two and the two together, he realized he was the same woman on his plane.
“I’m so emotional, I’m just thinking about it, but I remember when I posted, ‘Tell your family you love me. You know, no problem because it’s not necessary because we saw this woman boarding a plane, just like we did, I told myself. , ‘I could have been like that,’ ‘Burris said.
He was also concerned about the passengers and flight attendants he called heroes who tried to save Griffin’s life.
“They did not perform the CPR mask. There were no masks. They were on the woman’s face, they tried to save her, you know, they neglected their own health because we saw their human lives, so people really do CPR, do you know if they are affected or not?” I will be surprised, “said Purris.