Chongqing Airlines dismantles seats to transport Tibetan patient
Staff from Chongqing Airlines dismantle passenger seats on a plane to make room for a stretcher that used to transport a patient from Tibet to Chongqing on September 8, 2017. [Photo courtesy of Chongqing Airlines]
Chongqing Airlines has dismantled passenger seats on a plane to make room for a stretcher that was used to transport a patient from Tibet to Chongqing.
Chongqing Evening News reported that the 41-year-old man from Tibet who suffered multiple injuries all over his body in a car accident in July needed to be transferred to Chongqing for specialized treatment.
Staff install a stretcher onto the plane on September 8, 2017. [Photo courtesy of Chongqing Airlines]
Staff from the airline company worked overnight to put together a stretcher that took up the space of 9 passenger seats to accommodate the patient.
The patient successfully boarded the OQ2366 flight accompanied by medical staff and family members.
He also received assistance from the crew during the flight from Lhasa to Chongqing.
The patient has since been sent to Xinan Hospital.
The family member of the Tibetan patient who was transported on a plane from Tibet to Chongqing thank the crew upon landing at the Chongqing Jiangbei Airport on September 8, 2017. [Photo courtesy of Chongqing Airlines]