A Boeing flight commander died suddenly during a flight from Novokuznetsk to St Petersburg in Russia on Sunday, according to reports
The Russian news outlet, RIA Novosti reported that the pilot, whose identity has not been revealed, felt ill during the flight.
The incident took place around 7:40 o’clock in the evening (Moscow time).
The co-pilot had to make an emergency landing at Omsk airport, but the commander had died before he could receive medical assistance,
“The resuscitation ambulance team arrived at the airport ten minutes before the plane landed. The team stated the death of the pilot before providing medical assistance,” the Ministry of Health of the Omsk Region said.
Their seems to be a dangerous increase in the number of times pilots have fainted or fallen asleep.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that a pilot reportedly “fainted” at 30,000 feet, prompting the plane to make an emergency landing in Greece last month.
“One fuming passenger claimed the ordeal had delayed the start of their holiday by eight hours. They said their family of four was given a €15 euro voucher each which covered a “basic meal,” the outlet reported. According to passengers, Jet2 does not compensate for delays due to medical emergencies.
The flight was rerouted as a “precautionary measure,” according to a representative from Jet2.
“Flight LS1239 from Birmingham to Antalya diverted to Thessaloniki Airport as a precautionary measure on Tuesday (August 23) due to one of the pilots feeling unwell. A replacement crew were flown to Thessaloniki so that we could get customers on their way to Antalya that same evening,” Jet2 spokesperson said.
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