Saudi Arabian Airlines Pilot Dies of Heart Attack During Flight

Friday, March 4, 2016
By George Hatcher

Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-1734 had to make an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 1st.

The plane, flying from Bisha, was on approach to Riyadh when the captain suffered a heart attack. The co-pilot Rami Ghazi Batabara took over the controls and requested an emergency landing.

The Airbus A321-200 landed uneventfully.

The medical crew examined captain Walid bin Mohammed Al Mohammed and pronounced him dead.

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