Medical Emergencies in Commercial Air Transportation

  • Eduard Missoni
  • Nataša Vuković Dijčinovski
  • Marin Stančić
Keywords: injury, chronic diseases, medical intervention, commercial aircraft


The paper presents medical emergencies during the flighttime. The focus is on the most common types and causes ofthese emergencies. World indicators show an increase in thepassenger number and accordingly, an increased number ofemergency conditions and interventions. Lately, the larger aircrafthave been produced, with larger number of seats and thatleads to the increase in emergency medical interventions duringlong intercontinental flights. A typical sequence of events duringmedical interventions in aircraft is presented. Elderly passengersand those who have known chronic diseases have totake care about their condition by consulting the physicians,whose main scope of work is aviation medicine.


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How to Cite
Missoni E, Vuković Dijčinovski N, Stančić M. Medical Emergencies in Commercial Air Transportation. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024Apr.20];18(4):301-4. Available from:
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