New video footage has emerged showing passengers desperately trying to save the life of a man who died of COVID-19 on a United Airlines flight last week, as they reveal they are yet to be contacted by health officials nine days after the ordeal.
Isaias Hernandez, 69, died of coronavirus and acute respiratory failure on December 14, while travelling to Los Angeles from Orlando on UA flight 591, a coroner confirmed on Tuesday.
Hernandez, who was from Los Angeles, went into cardiac arrest mid flight and died in a Louisiana hospital after the plane made an emergency landing in New Orleans.
A new video of the incident shared on Wednesday shows fellow passengers risking catching the virus themselves as they desperately performed CPR on Hernandez for about 45 minutes.
Passenger Steven Chang, who was one of three CPR-trained professionals onboard, was filmed giving chest compressions to the man as he lay on the aisle of the Boeing 737-900 in full view of other concerned travellers.
According to TMZ, Chang had developed symptoms since the flight, but previously tested negative for the virus.
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