The flight attendant, who died of a heart attack on a New York-bound plane, was identified on Friday as Emile Griffith, a 30-year veteran of the Hawaiian Airlines.
Griffith crashed on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 from Honolulu Kennedy Airport said on Thursday night an emergency landing in San Francisco, the company said in a statement.
"We are forever grateful to Emile & # 39; s colleagues and good Samaritans who stayed at his side and provided comprehensive medical assistance" Botticelli, a spokeswoman for the airline, said in a statement:  "Emile both loved and appreciated his job at Hawaiian and shared that with our guests. Our heart is with Emile's family, friends and all those lucky enough to have known him.
The flight started shortly after 1
The passengers were disturbed, and a New Yorker aboard the plane learned about the situation.
It has been a long time since they asked for doctors who are coming to first grade, and I hope they are fine, "wrote passenger Andrea Bartz.
"For the first time I had a flight that was somehow diverted. Waiting for medics to board now. "