Heroic flight attendants who have fulfilled their duty to the end
Very often the work of flight attendants is too romanticized: the distant countries, meeting people, good mood, perfect uniform. But not everyone will come to mind that this profession is still dangerous. And it's not that I have to fly above the clouds. Most often, the danger comes from the passengers. About the heroic flight attendants, who managed not to get lost in difficult situations - in the review below.
23-year-old flight attendant from India Nirya (Narjeh) Bganot sacrificed her life to save 360 passengers. It happened in the Pakistani city of Karachi. PAN AM 73 plane seized by radical Islamists. The flight attendant did not lose her and was able to immediately alert the pilots. They were evacuated through the emergency hatch to the plane could not take the plane into the air.
The very same Nirya stayed in the cabin. The terrorists demanded to bring passports of all the passengers to behead Americans. Plucky stewardess hid the documents of people who had US citizenship, in the garbage disposal and under the seats. Because of this, they were still alive.
When Pakistani police launched the assault, and the terrorists started to shoot, Nirya managed independently to evacuate passengers from the aircraft. She was about to pick and choose, but at the last moment saw in the cabin has three children, hidden under the seats. As long as the flight attendant takes the children, the Islamists have noticed them and started shooting. She closed her kids themselves and received fatal injuries. The last effort she led the children out of the plane, and then died.
October 15, 1970 have paid with their lives 19-year-old stewardess Nadezhda Kurchenko trying to prevent terrorists hijack a plane. AN-24, which was Hope, followed flight Batumi-Sukhumi. The entire flight was supposed to take only half an hour. On the 5th minute after takeoff, one of the passengers called the stewardess to him, put her hand an envelope and asked to take it to the commander. Whether Nadia looked at him with hostility, whether a man is not enough exposure, but he lunged for her a couple of seconds. She realized that there is something wrong and immediately slammed the door pilot cabin, blocking the path. The terrorist did not expect such resistance and tried to push the conductor young, but she became desperate to resist. At the same time the commander realized that the door is a fight and began sharply to turn the aircraft to the left, right, up, hoping to knock down the criminal (passengers then were still fastened). Terrorist resisted and fired Hope in the thigh, but fragile girl continued to resist. Then he fired at point blank range.
When the shot rang out, with chairs jumped two more terrorists. They do not stand on ceremony, held on the body of killed and stewardess entered the cockpit, demanding to be sent to Turkey and threatened to blow up the plane. Most of the crew was injured. The commander was able to land the plane at the airport in Trabzon in Turkey, having to pass an SOS signal. Terrorists had to surrender. For courage and heroism Hope Kurchenko posthumously awarded the Military Order of the Red Banner.
Victoria Silberstein, like many girls wanted to work a flight attendant. It attracted distant lands, beautiful uniforms. Her wish came true. At the time of the accident she had already spent two years as hostess. On that day, Victoria was on the plane en route to Irkutsk. Before planting, everything happened as usual, sounded the standard phrase: "Dear passengers, please fasten your seat belts and take the vertical position."
When the taxiing (maneuvering a moving aircraft on the airfield by the force of thrust), Victoria noticed that the plane for a long time does not stop. Suddenly she felt a jolt, the cabin lights went out and there was smoke. At that time, the flight attendant flashed only one thought: it is necessary to save the passengers. Victoria immediately reminded of the words of the instructor: "The girls in the accident the main thing - to make a hole in the plane." Stewardess pulled the lever and opened the emergency exit door. People got out, rolling down on the banked wing, Victoria passes them forward, choking with acrid smoke. Then she still went by herself. The flight attendant was in a state of shock. Only later in the hospital told Victoria that she had a concussion, the plane exploded and only thanks stewardess, most of the passengers managed to escape.
49-year-old flight attendant Sheila Frederick was able to save the girl from sexual slavery. That flight began as usual: the passengers took their seats in their places, and the flight attendants performed their duties. But one couple again and again attracted the attention of Sheila. It seemed that the man flies with her daughter, only he looked very well, and the girls clothes looked like rags. Yes, and this startled look.
Sheila offered the girl to hold her to the toilet. There she left a note asking if passenger of help is needed. She replied in the affirmative. When the plane was landing, the ladder was waiting for the police. It turned out that the girl is really transported against her will to send sexual slavery.
Mor Levy and Nitzan Rabinowitz
The flight attendants can to help, even when they are on the ground rather than in the air. Israeli stewardess Nitzan Rabinowitz and Mor Levy saved from the death of 80-year-old man. On that day, the girls were at the airport in Beijing. They have already sent to his flight, when Nitzan noted that the lost phone. She asked the friend of return to the Metro station and look for him.
When the flight attendants went back to the station, we saw a woman screaming over the unconscious man. Nitzan and Moore tried to find a pulse, but it was not. Immediately stewardesses began CPR lying as they were taught in the courses in first aid. Mohr ordered people to run to the airport and bring a defibrillator, and she called an ambulance. Girls wait too long. They launched a Chinese heart, and the arrival of the medical man even opened his eyes. Salvation Chinese flight attendants took 30 minutes. They rushed run on your flight, and had, as if nothing had happened, smiling and seated passengers in its place. Just after takeoff girls allowed themselves to cry. By the way, the phone is also found.