Airlines have rigorous in-flight medical care protocols and equipment maintenance procedures:

02/26/2008 | KRDO-TV (Colorado Springs, Colo.) · CNN · Wall Street Journal, The

Under FAA rules, commercial flights are required to have emergency medical equipment, including emergency medical kits, oxygen tanks and automated external defibrillators. An airline industry spokeswoman said airlines have training for their flight crews for CPR and basic medical care and crews typically also rely on tapping the services of any medical specialists who might be traveling as passengers when an emergency occurs or radio to on-the-ground medical consultants for assistance if no medical professional is on board.

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