Flight attendants who accomplished the feat in the name of human life
Very often, the work of flight attendants too romanticizing: distant countries, meeting people, good mood, perfect uniform. But not everyone will think that this profession is also dangerous. And it's not that you have to fly above the clouds. Most often the danger comes from passengers.
About heroic flight attendants who managed not to get lost in a difficult situation and fulfill their duty until the end, even at the cost of their own lives, - further in the review.
Nirja (Nirja) Bganot - Indian stewardess who saved 360 passengers.
23-year-old flight attendant from India Nirya (Nirja) Bganot sacrificed her life, saving 360 passengers. It happened in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Plane PAN AM 73 captured radical Islamists. The stewardess did not lose her head and managed to immediately warn the pilots. They were evacuated through the emergency hatch so that the plane could not be lifted into the air.
The very same Nirya remained in the cabin. The terrorists demanded to bring passports of all passengers in order to execute the Americans. Brave stewardess hid documents of people who had US citizenship in the garbage disposal and under the seats. Because of this, they remained alive.
When the Pakistani police began the assault, and the terrorists began to shoot, Nirya was able to independently evacuate the passengers from the plane. She already wanted to get out herself, but at the last moment she saw in the cabin three more children hiding under the seats. While the flight attendant was pulling out the children, the Islamists noticed them and started shooting. The girl covered the babies with herself and received fatal injuries. She took the children out of the plane of her last strength, and then she died.
Nadezhda Kurchenko - Soviet stewardess, who died in a clash with terrorists.
On October 15, 1970, 19-year-old flight attendant Nadezhda Kurchenko paid with her life trying to prevent the terrorists from hijacking the plane. The An-24, in which Nadezhda was located, followed the flight Batumi-Sukhumi. The entire flight should have taken only half an hour. On the 5th minute after takeoff, one of the passengers summoned the stewardess to himself, thrust an envelope into her hand and demanded to take it to the commander.Whether Nadya looked at him hostilely, or the man did not have enough exposure, but after a couple of seconds he rushed after her. The girl realized that something was wrong, and immediately shut the pilot's cabin door, blocking the path.
The terrorist did not expect such resistance and tried to push the young conductor away, but she began to desperately resist. At the same time, the commander realized that there was a fight outside the door, and began to sharply turn the plane left, right, up, hoping to knock the criminal down (the passengers were still strapped). The terrorist resisted and shot Hope in the thigh, but the fragile girl continued to resist. Then he shot at close range.
A telegram with condolences addressed to Nadezhda Kurchenko’s mother, Henriette Ivanovna.
When the shots rang out, two more terrorists jumped up from their seats. Without any ceremony, they walked through the body of the murdered flight attendant and entered the cockpit, demanding to go to Turkey and threatening to blow up the plane. Most of the crew was injured. The commander was able to land the plane at the Trabzon airfield in Turkey, having managed to transmit the SOS signal. The terrorists had to surrender. For courage and heroism, Nadezhda Kurchenko was posthumously awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
Victoria Zilberstein is a flight attendant who saved passengers during a plane crash.
Victoria Zilberstein, like many girls, dreamed of working as a flight attendant. She was attracted by distant countries, a beautiful uniform. Her wish came true. At the time of the disaster, the girl had been working as a stewardess for two years. That day, Victoria was on the plane en route to Irkutsk. Before landing, everything happened as usual, the standard phrases sounded: “Dear passengers, please fasten your seat belts and assume a vertical position.”
When the taxiing began (maneuvering an airliner moving at the airfield due to engine thrust), Victoria noticed that the plane did not stop for a long time. Suddenly she felt a push, the lights went out in the cabin and smoke appeared. At that moment, only one thought flashed through the flight attendant: you need to save the passengers. Victoria immediately remembered the words of the instructor: "Girls, in an accident the main thing is to make a hole in the plane." The stewardess tugged on the escape lever and opened the hatch. People got out, rolling down the tilting wing, Victoria let them go ahead, choking on acrid smoke. Then she did come out herself.
The stewardess was in shock. Only later in Victoria's hospital they said that she had a concussion, the plane exploded and only thanks to the stewardess most of the passengers managed to escape.
Sheila Frederick, who managed to save the girl from sexual slavery.
That flight began as usual: passengers were seated in places, and flight attendants performed their duties. But one couple again and again attracted the attention of Sheila. It seemed that the man was flying with his daughter, only he looked very decent, and the girl’s clothes looked like rags. Yes, and this frightened look.
Sheila invited the girl to take her to the toilet. There she left a note asking if the passenger needed help. She answered in the affirmative. When the plane landed, the police were already waiting at the ramp. It turned out that the girl was really taken against her will to be sent to sexual slavery.
Mor Levy and Nitsan Rabinovich
Israeli women Mor Levi and Nitsan Rabinovich.
Flight attendants can help even when they are on the ground and not in the air. Israeli stewardess Nitsan Rabinovich and Mor Levi rescued an 80-year-old man from death.That day, the girls were at the airport in Beijing. They were already heading for their plane, when suddenly Nitsan noticed that she had lost her phone. She asked her friend to return to the metro station and search for him.
When the flight attendants returned to the station, they saw a woman screaming at a man lying unconscious. Nitsan and Mor tried to find a pulse, but he was not there. Immediately, the flight attendants began to do artificial respiration lying, as they were taught in the course of first aid. More ordered people to run to the airport and bring a defibrillator, and she called an ambulance. The girls had time on time. They launched the heart of the Chinese, and by the arrival of the doctors, the man even opened his eyes.
The rescue of the Chinese took 30 minutes from the flight attendants. They ran on their flight, managed to, and as if nothing had happened, they smiled and put the passengers in places. Only after takeoff, the girls allowed themselves to cry. By the way, the phone was also found.