FGITD wrote:Plane comes in, we handle it like normal, until we open the door, then it’s all on the medical team. They asses the pax, get them out and usually onto a stretcher and haul them through the terminal to an ambulance waiting curbside.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:We, and many bizjets and airlines, use a company called MedLink out of a PHX hospital. Crew calls in, identifying an emergency, a doctor is on call and based on symptoms and patient information, makes recommendations and calls ahead to the receiving airport/hospital.
JAGflyer wrote:There have been cases of airlines having to divert to hostile nations (ie. an American carrier diverting to Iran) where they received a welcome with open arms. When it comes to medical/emergency diversions it's pretty unheard of to have any issues due to customs/landing rights. The biggest issue is how to deal with the aircraft/crew/passengers if the diversion happens to put the plane over it's max landing weight. In those cases a maintenance inspection is required and it can take hours to find an approved company/fly in a mechanic from an outstation.
ecbomberman wrote:I'd suppose if you are flying intra E.U then it's not a huge problem. If it is an into flight I'd hazard a guess that they'd divert to an airport that they fly into as well where they have all the agents to look after things.
Someone mentioned about diverting to Iran. If the nation gets along with Iran, fair enough, but don't expect El Al getting much help from Muslim countries. Some Muslim country's passport even explicitly say you can go to any countries except Israel.
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