Today I’m going to be presenting a real life scenario on what happened today’s flight. I would like to put a disclaimer that I LOVE my job and wouldn’t want to do anything else! This is just for anyone who is thinking about being a ramp agent!
Today was the day that we had one of our 2 weekly LAX flights. Today’s flight was operated by N319NV a 15 year old Airbus A-319. The aircraft was having a routine flight but when the aircraft was about 45 minutes from landing the crew including pilots along with 4 passengers all started to feel sick. This was a concern as we currently didn’t have a GM for the past month and have never experienced this before. So as the airplane was making its descent into LIT, the airport staged EMS with 4 ambulances, the Police Department, and airport ops and also the airport fire department. The aircraft touched down safely and made its way to the Gate where it was meant by the fire fighters and paramedics.
According to the crew, they had tightness in there chests and the cabin had fumes in it. All passengers and crew were evaluated and released. With that being said, the airplane was than fueled and ferried back to LAX and a replacement aircraft was flown in from Whicitia, Kansas with passengers on board to take them back to LAX.
Overall it was a fun and exciting and something I’ve never got to be a part of! I definitely learned a lot about what to do in pressure situations and everyone from airport ops to the first responders played an important role.
As always comments and questions welcomed!