A mom in Ireland is crediting the crew of an Aer Lingus flight for helping in the aftermath of a traumatic event, during which her young daughter “was struggling for her life” after choking on a chip.
On Saturday, Lisa Murray was flying between Dublin and Izmir, in Turkey, with her 23-month-old daughter, Miley Rose Spillane. About two hours into the flight, Miley began choking – and even “turned blue” – after getting a Pringle stuck in her throat.
"I started to really panic when I had seen she was struggling for her life and for breath," Murray told Fox News.
Murray added on Facebook that Miley was close to losing consciousness, at which point she attempted to administer the Heimlich maneuver.
"The whole plane was in a panic," Murray claimed. "I mean to say there were people running out of there seats, screaming."
Murray even said Miley was turning "blue" before managing to cough up the obstruction.
The incident gave the young mom the “fright of [her] life,” although she went on to say that the Aer Lingus crew managed to help — and even brought a sense of calm to the plane — after the harrowing ordeal.
“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank [Aer Lingus] staff and customer service,” she wrote on Facebook. “Especially this girl Chloe.”
Murray also shared a picture of a Chloe holding Miley in the aisle of the plane.
“This girl calmed the whole plane down and took Miley under her wing as if she was one of her own. So professional making everyone comfortable and able to enjoy [the] flight,” Murray wrote.
The thankful mom later confirmed the identity of the crew member, telling Fox News her name is Chloe Stapleton Moore. She also wrote on Facebook that she wants to purchase a gift card for Moore as a thank-you gesture for her actions.
Moore, too, took to Facebook on Sunday to share Murray's original Facebook post, along with a new caption reading, “It’s not always about chicken or beef folks.”
Murray and Miley are currently enjoying their vacation in Turkey. She also called Moore a “real hero” in one of her most recent social media posts.
"She deserves the notice and Aer Lingus [definitely] do as well," Murray told Fox News. "I'll be flying with them for life."
A representative for Aer Lingus was not immediately available to provide a comment for Fox News.