Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines plane rerouted to SFO

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York was rerouted Thursday night to San Francisco International Airport after a flight attendant suffered a suspected heart attack and died, officials said.

Passengers attempted CPR on the flight crew member prior to the landing at SFO, said Doug Yakel, an airport spokesman.

“According to our information, qualified medical personnel were attempting CPR during the flight but suspended these efforts prior to landing at SFO,” he said.

After diverting to San Francisco, passengers were instructed to wait on the plane until the San Mateo County coroner arrived, officials said. The coroner pronounced the crew member dead upon the flight’s arrival to San Francisco.

Passengers were booked on different flights.

Hawaiian Airlines did not respond to a request for comment.

 Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: sravani@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @SarRavani

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