Woman claims husband’s hairy chest played role in his death on airplane

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A woman claims her husband’s hairy chest may have played a role in his death on board a Southwest Airlines flight.

According to KOAT, Jack Jordan, 62, was on the flight with his wife, Caroline, when he suffered a heart attack. Passengers performed CPR, and a defibrillator was on board. Caroline said, however, it wasn’t used because of the hair on his chest.

“The flight attendant that had been right there with us said because his chest is too hairy,” Caroline told KOAT.

Doctors say razors and scissors are included with defibrillators to assist with hair and clothing that might get in the way. Chest hair is rarely a factor in a defibrillator not working.

The defibrillator was eventually used, but Jack didn’t survive.

Southwest Airlines officials say they’re looking in to the incident.

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