& # 39; I saw the feet of the boy turn blue & # 39 ;: Passenger experiences here and there when she saw how a young child suddenly died during a flight – while she wondered why the plane is not turned over
- An anonymous passenger told the moment that she saw a boy die during a flight
- The woman traveled with a Samoa Airways flight from Auckland to Samoa
- The passenger praised the cabin crew and the pilot for their efforts to help the boy
- She wonders why the plane did not return or made an emergency landing
- She adds that passengers & # 39; have not been treated properly & # 39; after the traumatic event
Bianca Bongato for Daily Mail Australia
A passenger watching as a young child died during a flight wondered why the plane did not turn and made an emergency landing.
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, was on board a flight OL732 from Samoa Airways from Auckland to Apia, Samoa on Boxing Day when the boy fell ill.
"I saw the boy's feet turn blue every minute," she told the NZ Herald.
& # 39; When the stewardess brought the boy to his mother – so she can tell him well – I saw the lifelessness in the boy's eyes.
The woman, who remained anonymous, was on board a Samoa Airways flight OL732 from Auckland to Apia, Samoa, when the traumatic event took place (stock image)
The passenger saw the boy for the first time when he started roughly half an hour after takeoff.
The boy and his parents were initially close to the front of the plane, but were asked to go back when the boy began to disturb, according to NZ Herald.
When things did not improve, the cabin crew offered help to the distraught child.
The co-pilot or the pilot came down to see the situation – I thought the plane would land at the nearest airport by then. But it still did not, "she said.
Nonetheless, she praised the efforts of cabin crew to do their best to help the child.
Looking back on the incident, the passenger wondered why the plane did not return or made an emergency landing.
She also claimed that passengers & # 39; have not been properly treated & # 39; after the traumatic event and that she was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when she went to the doctor.
In a previous statement, a spokesperson for Samoa Airways said that cabin crew treated the boy with oxygen.
The boy's body will be sent back to New Zealand once the plans are completed, according to Samoa Airways (stock image)
When the boy did not respond, CPR was performed and a defibrillator was used on the child, but this was not successful.
& # 39; Unfortunately, there were no medical personnel aboard the flight, said the airline.
& # 39; Before the landing, the emergency situation was transmitted to the local authorities along with a request for priority landing and medical services & # 39;
& # 39; The passenger, who according to family had a medical history that was not disclosed to the airline prior to the flight, has unfortunately passed away.
"Samoa Airways expresses its sincere condolences to the grieving family and will help with the transfer of the deceased to New Zealand once the family's plans have been finalized & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia contacted Samoa Airways for comments.