Flight Attendant Did Not Use Defibrillator On Dying Passenger Because His Chest Was Too Hairy

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant did not use the defibrillator on a passenger because his chest was too hairy. Read more on the story after the jump!


Jack Jordan, 62, from New Mexico, suffered a heart attack while on board a Southwest Airlines flight. The flight attendant didn’t use the defibrillator right away because of his hairy chest. Jordan was flying from Los Angeles to Albuquerque when he suffered from a heart attack. His wife Caroline Jordan said other passengers performed CPR but she saw that the defibrillator was not being used.

She stated, “The female flight attendant that had been right up there with us said, ‘because his chest is too hairy…I don’t expect the airlines or the flight attendants to be nurses or doctors, not anywhere close…but in that kind of a circumstance, one of the first things they should be doing is getting that AED hooked up.” His chest was soon shaved and the device was hooked up to him but it was too late, Jack had passed away.