Flight attendant died suddenly when plane landed at Stansted Airport

A stewardess suddenly fainted and died just moments after her plane landed in London Stansted, an inquest has heard.

Greta Dyrmishi, 24, was working as cabin crew for Air Albania when she died days before Christmas.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on December 21 and provided CPR, but could not save her life.

Essex Coroners Court was told that Greta was travelling from the Albanian capital, Tirana, to Essex.

Michelle Brown, area coroner, confirmed a post-mortem found her cause of death to be sudden adult death syndrome (SADS).

‘This 24-year-old female was cabin crew on a flight from Albania and was on the tarmac when she appeared to faint and was given basic first aid,’ she said.

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’10 minutes later there was no pulse and CPR commenced. Paramedics treated her and confirmed she had passed away.’

According to the British Heart Foundation, SADS is ‘when someone dies suddenly and unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest, but the cause of the cardiac arrest cannot be found’.

It is known to be rare, affecting around 500 people in Britain every year.

Greta’s colleagues at Air Albania described her as ‘a passionate professional, an excellent coworker, and a great friend to all of us’.

A statement from the airline at the time of her death said: ‘On December 21, after disembarking the passengers from our flight to London, one of our cabin crew Greta Dyrmishi had a heart attack.

‘Even after all medical assistance was provided immediately, we still lost her.

‘She was taken to the hospital in London, and procedures are being followed.

‘From the first moments, Air Albania contacted her family, and we continue to be close to them in these difficult moments.’

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