'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher suffers massive heart attack mid flight

Publish Date
Saturday, 24 December 2016, 11:58AM
NZ Herald

NZ Herald

'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on an international flight.

TMZ has reported Fisher went into cardiac arrest on the flight from London to Los Angeles.

Other passengers helped administer CPR.

The plane landed at LAX, where paramedics rushed on board and took Fisher to hospital, TMZ reported.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department has spoken about the dramatic scenes on the plane as paramedics tried to save Fisher's life after it landed.

"At 12:11 pm the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call from LAX for a patient in cardiac arrest," the spokesman told USA Today.

"Firefighter paramedics provided advanced life support and aggressively treated the patient whom was transported to a local hospital."

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Fisher is in a critical condition in hospital, quoting an emergency services source.

United Airlines has also said the crew of Flight 935 had reported a passenger had become unresponsive as the plane neared LA.

"Our thoughts are with our customer at this time," the airline said.

via NZ Herald

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