President Carter Became Ill On Delta Flight 5214 Taken To Hospital


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President Carter Became Ill On Delta Flight 5214 Taken To Hospital

By Mike Mitchell

September 29, 2010 - Former President Jimmy Carter departed Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday at 9:42 AM onboard Delta Flight 5214 for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland. Enroute, President Carter became ill, the pilot of Flight 5214 contacted air traffic control who alerted emergency ground officials.

The aircraft, a Canadair Regional Jet 700 landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at about 11:30 AM were paramedics, Secret Service and Ohio State Troopers met the plane at the gate. The President was taken to Metro Health Hospital.


The President Carter was reported to have experience airsickness and stomach cramps, by mid day, Carter was reported to be in good condition but remained hospitalized overnight. President Carter, the 39th president of the United States and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient had flown to Cleveland for a 1 PM book signing on his new book titled "White House Diary" which was to be held at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Legacy Village, Cleveland.

President Carter, James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. age 86, was born October 1, 1924 served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office.

President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work ?to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development? through The Carter Center. Before Carter became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975, and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As president, Carter created two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

Throughout his career, President Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The final year of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979 takeover of the American embassy in Iran and holding of hostages by Iranian students, an unsuccessful rescue attempt of the hostages, fuel shortages, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


The Carter Center has reported that President Carter is expected to resume his book tour this week. The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter. In partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. The Center is governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of many prominent business persons, educators, former government officials, and eminent philanthropists. The Atlanta-based center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.


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