Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Pilot had a cardiac arrest and collapsed at Richmond International Airport (Richmond, VA) on April 11, 2023 - was saved by two TSA officers

TSA Officers Nigel Allen and Trenard Collier were reportedly in the middle of their duties at the airport, on April 11, 2023, when an airline pilot suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest. (click here) 

"I looked over just as the pilot fell to the floor." (click here) 

The pilot reportedly approached a railing, staggered and fell down over his roller bags unconscious. The two TSA officers immediately came to the pilot’s aid and Allen began performing first aid. 

Police and firefighters arrived to perform CPR, but despite their efforts to resuscitate the pilot, the pilot's heart stopped, requiring "extended medical intervention," according to the TSA. (click here) 

Allen raced down the hall to grab an automated external defibrillator, which emergency responders were able to use to restart the pilot's heart and help revive him. 

The pilot, who has not been identified, is recovering, and his family has expressed their appreciation for Allen's help.


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