An inquest has determined that a 24-year-old flight attendant tragically passed away from “sudden adult death syndrome” immediately after touching down at London Stansted Airport following a brief trip from the Albanian capital Tirana in December.
Soon after all of the Air Albania passengers had left the plane, Greta Dyrmishi had a heart attack. Greta was unable to be revived despite the best efforts of her coworkers, paramedics, and an air ambulance doctor.
Greta was scheduled to fly directly back to Tirana on Wednesday, but there was evidence that she fainted during the turnaround at Stansted. Essex Coroner’s Court heard this testimony on Wednesday. When she needed help, her employees raced to help her and started basic first aid before starting CPR.
The British Heart Foundation states that “sudden adult death syndrome” is the term used when a person passes away abruptly and unexpectedly due to a cardiac arrest but the reason for the cardiac arrest cannot be determined.
A spokesperson for the airline said it is continuing to support Greta’s family “in these difficult moments”.
“With respect to Greta and her family, we decided to share the news with the public at the appropriate time. We will always remember Greta as a passionate professional, an excellent co-worker, and a great friend to all of us,” the statement continued.
“May God mercy her and give peace to the family. Air Albania will continue to be with her family.”