Imagine having to sit through a 14 hour flight while having a heart attack. Sounds unbelievable? Tell that to BBC radio presenter Max Pearson.

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Pearson reportedly suffered cardiac arrest while flying home from covering the Japanese tsunami, and had to endure the 14-hour Singapore Airlines flight because the airline had refused to divert the jet to the nearest hospital:
A BBC source said: 'It is lucky he managed to survive. It looks as if he was attended to by one of the passengers, who was a doctor, during the flight.

'He says he asked for them to redirect him to hospital but it didn't happen. After that it was touch-and-go whether he was going to make the 14-hour flight, but amazingly he did.
According to colleagues, Pearson has been left with long-term heart damage as a result, and plans to take legal action against the airline.