American Airlines Flight Attendant Dies En Route to St. Louis

By Paul Riegler on 9 July 2020
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An American Airlines flight attendant died from a heart attack while working on a flight headed for St. Louis.

Joseph Tormes, known as Joe to friends, was working the flight along with his wife, Elsa Jett-Tormes, who also works for the airline.

The airline announced his death in a memorandum to employees on Monday.

“We know that many of you worked with Joe and know you will miss him deeply,” the airline said in the statement made available to Frequent Business Traveler

Flight 1296 departed Indianapolis International Airport on Sunday at 7:56 a.m. local time. According to reports on social media, someone performed CPR for 25 minutes in an attempt to revive Mr. Tormes.

Mr. Tormes had worked for American for 20 years.  He studied horticulture in college and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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