Air Charter Service (ACS) and other freight companies have successfully planed and executed the transportation of the world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, who weighs around 500 kg.
According to Air Cargo Week, the charter firm chartered an EgyptAir's Airbus A300-600 cargo plane to fly her from Egypt to Mumbai, India where she had surgery earlier this week.
The 36 year old suffers from elephantiasis and had not been able to walk since the age of 11. As a child she also suffered a cerebral stroke, debilitating her further. Doctors say she needs to lose 200kg in the next six months.
According to the Help Save Eman online campaign, she suffered a stroke two years ago resulting in paralysis of her right arm and leg. She cannot speak, has type 2 diabetes, hypertension, severe obstructive and restrictive lung diseases, gout and is at a very high risk of pulmonary embolism.
ACS regional director in the Middle East, Africa and India, Andrew Summers says:
“She had not left her home in Cairo for 25 years due to her size, until three weeks ago.
The walls of her house had to be partially demolished in order to winch her out and onto a truck to take her to Alexandria Airport.
“There she was met by an EgyptAir Airbus 300-600 that we had helped to arrange. Accompanied by two doctors and her sister, they arrived safely into Mumbai, where Eman was again lifted out of the aircraft by a crane onto a waiting truck.
“She was then driven to the hospital accompanied by a police escort and an emergency ambulance.
“Eman received the life-saving surgery that she so desperately needed earlier this week after having lost more than 100kgs of weight since arriving to the hospital three weeks ago.