On Tuesday, November 22, a crew member on board a Gulf Air Airbus A321 passenger aircraft died after suffering a mid-flight heart attack while travelling from Bahrain and France.

Reports coming out of Arabia revealed the heartbreaking news that a crew member suffered a heart attack mid-flight onboard the Gulf Air Airbus A321 plane that departed Bahrain International Airport (BAH) at 10.22 pm (UTC) and was due to land at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris six hours later.

However, operators for Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, confirmed that flight No. GF19 was forced to make an emergency landing at Erbil, Iraq after one of the employees suffered a heart attack around 12.26 am (UTC).

The Gulf Air cabin crew member was sadly declared dead at the scene by medical professionals at the Iraqi airport.

The airline said in a statement, which was seen by TradeArabia News Service: “The national carrier expresses its deepest condolences to the crew member’s family and loved ones, and confirms that the flight resumed to Paris as scheduled.

“Gulf Air reassures that the safety of its passengers and crew comes at the top of its priorities, and thanks the affected flight’s passengers for their patience and understanding.”

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