The pilot of a Boeing aircraft died during a flight from Novokuznetsk to St Petersburg in Russia on Sunday, September 18th.
The tragedy occurred at around 7.40 pm (Moscow time), as reported by vm.ru.
“The Boeing pilot died suddenly on board the plane before being able to receive medical attention after the co-pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Omsk airport,” EuroWeekly News stated.
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From vm.ru (translated):
The commander of the Boeing aircraft died during a flight from Novokuznetsk to St. Petersburg, the plane made an emergency landing at the Omsk airport. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Health of the region.
It is specified that Boeing urgently landed in the air harbor on September 18 at 19:40 Moscow time. The ambulance team arrived 10 minutes before the plane landed, but the pilot died on board the ship while it was still in the air – the doctors could only ascertain death.
“The brigade declared the death of the pilot before providing medical assistance,” the Ministry of Health of the Omsk Region said in a statement.
According to RIA Novosti , the decision to land was made by the co-pilot of the aircraft.
EuroWeekly News added:
The news comes a few months after a man died after suffering a medical emergency on Jet2 flight LS134 from Spain’s Malaga to Glasgow on Thursday, May 5.
The passenger flight from Spain to Scotland was forced to squawk 7700, which immediately alerts all air traffic control facilities in the area that the aircraft has an emergency situation, and was diverted to Nantes Atlantique Airport in France.
A Jet2.com spokesperson said at the time: “Flight LS134 from Malaga to Glasgow diverted to Nantes last week due to a customer requiring urgent medical attention.
“Regrettably, we can confirm that the customer sadly passed away.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the customer’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”
In another incident, a Jet2 plane made an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, after a passenger was told the pilot “fainted” at 30,000 feet.