AA Flight Diverts Due To Passenger’s Death

January 20, 2014

[Updated - Police confirm the passenger passed away]

American Airlines flight 1584 landed at the LF Wade International Airport shortly before 8pm tonight [Jan 18] after diverting to the island when a passenger became ill and required medical attention.

Flight 1584 departed New York at approximately 5.00pm and was on route to St Kitts when the flight crew made the decision to land in Bermuda.

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service along with an ambulance were at the airport terminal tarmac to meet the arriving flight where the passenger was taken off the plane and transported to King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Update Jan 20, 5.08pm: The police confirmed that the passenger — a 58 year old St Kitts woman — has passed away, and said her death is “not considered to be suspicious.”

The full police statement follows below:

Around 7:15pm on Saturday, January 18th first responders were dispatched to a reported medical emergency at the L.F. Wade International Airport after an American Airlines flight en route from New York to St. Kitts diverted to Bermuda with an unresponsive female passenger.

However despite CPR given by medical personnel onboard the flight and continued by EMTs as the 58 year old St. Kitts native was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, she was later pronounced dead by an on call doctor at 8:25pm Saturday.

Her passing is not considered to be suspicious as the deceased apparently had pre-existing medical conditions which may have contributed to her death.

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    2nd diverted flight this past week.

  2. Christopher Famous says:

    Wish them speedy recovery

  3. swing voter says:

    AA shudda offered a $99 deal for anyone showing up b 4 this bird refueled and departed ;-)

  4. Christopher Famous says:


  5. mixitup says:

    Sad, too bad she couldn’t make it home to St.Kitts and see it for one last time. Condolences to her family.

    • Hmmm says:

      Very sad, I agree, condolences to her family and friends.