Article and photos from hienalouca.com
Southwest Airlines caused palpitations when it failed to offload a donated heart from a connecting flight, resulting in five hour delays after the second flight was forced to turnaround mid-journey.
A courier service delivered the cooler containing the donated heart to California‘s Sacramento International Airport, where it was then placed in the cargo hold of a departing December 9 Southwest flight heading to Seattle, where a tissue bank was waiting to collect and process the heart valve tissue.
When the flight landed in Seattle, however, the heart was accidentally left in the plane, which then took off for Dallas.
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