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Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Etihad Airways flight EY-927 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on September 27th.

The Boeing 777-200 freighter plane heading from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after the captain fell ill and became incapacitated.

The plane landed safely. The captain was pronounced dead.

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Myanmar Military Plane Carrying 122 People Crashes into Andaman Sea

A Myanmar military plane crashed into Andaman Sea near the city of Dawei, Myanmar, on June 7th.

The plane, carrying one hundred and twenty-two people, had disappeared from the radar around thirty minutes after it took off from Myeik, Myanmar.

Among the occupants were soldiers and their family members.

Authorities said they have found the wreckage and at least twenty-nine dead bodies.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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PIA Flight Diverts to Berlin due to Medical Emergency

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK791 had to divert for an emergency landing in Berlin, Germany, on February 9th.

The plane took off from Islamabad, Pakistan, and was en-route to Birmingham, United Kingdom, when a British woman passenger fell ill. The crew declared a medical emergency and diverted to Berlin.

The plane landed safely.

The patient was rushed to a hospital where the doctors pronounced her dead.

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Air Canada Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

Air Canada flight AC-868 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on December 24th.

The plane flying from Toronto, Canada, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a 10-year-old girl had a cardiac arrest midair.

The plane landed safely. The child was immediately taken to University Hospital Limerick where she was later pronounced dead.

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IndiGo Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Medical Emergency

IndiGo AirlinesAn IndiGo Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, on September 21st.

The plane heading from Kolkata, West Bengal, to Bengaluru, Karnataka, was diverted due to a medical emergency.

According to Director, Swami Vivekanand International Airport, Santosh Dhoke, “The aircraft landed here at around 2.30 PM to address the medical emergency after a family complained of a health problem suffered by their two-month old baby.”

The baby was rushed to hospital, however, he could not be saved.

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US Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Egypt after Passenger Dies Aboard

Saudi Arabian AirlinesA Saudi Airlines flight 021 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt, on September 19th.

The plane en-route to New York from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was mid-air above Cairo when the pilot reported that a passenger had fallen ill onboard.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The passenger was already dead by the time he was taken to hospital.

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Stunt Plane Crashes during Air Show in Oregon; Pilot Killed

A Stearman biplane went down during the Air show of the Cascades at Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, Jefferson County, Oregon, on August 27th.

The accident occurred while the pilot Marcus Paine was attempting to perform a loop.

The pilot was reported dead on scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines Pilot Dies of Heart Attack During Flight

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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Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21.

The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of training.

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, “All indications lead me to believe that the pilot did not survive the accident…But until we have 100 percent confirmation, we will continue search efforts.”

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

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2 Feared Dead as Norwegian Postal Plane Crashes in Sweden

A Norwegian postal plane crashed in a remote mountainous area near the Akkajaure reservoir in Lapland region of northern Sweden, on January 8.

The Canadair CRJ 200 aircraft was carrying mail from Oslo to Tromso, Norway, when it went down. According to Daniel Lindblad, spokesman for the Swedish Maritime Administration, “They sent a very brief ‘mayday’ and then the plane disappeared from our radar. The weather conditions weren’t harsh.”

There were two people aboard the plane, including the 42-year-old captain and a 34-year-old first officer; both of them are feared dead.

The plane was being operated by West Atlantic.

Dead, Unconscious Pilot Landing

While Flight 5461 London to Crete was en route, the pilot passed out. The copilot took the correct measures and made an emergency landing at Marco Polo airport in Venice. The unconscious captain was hospitalized, and passengers were obliged to disembark in order to board an alternate flight to Crete. The Titan Airways Airbus was flying for Easyjet. The plane was an Airbus, and there were 170 aboard. EasyJet confirmed that… “flight EZY5461 from London Gatwick to Heraklion, which was being operated by a wet leased Titan aircraft diverted to Venice as a result of the Captain requiring medical assistance. The First Officer performed a routine landing in line with procedures. The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services on arrival. The safety and wellbeing of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.
easyJet sent a replacement aircraft and crew from London Gatwick to Venice to operate the flight to Heraklion. This flight has now arrived into Heraklion. Passengers were communicated with throughout and were provided with refreshment vouchers.
We apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to the diversion and resulting delay.”


On October 6, the pilot of a United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner between Houston, Texas and San Francisco, California diverted to Albuquerque NM when the co-pilot fell ill and lost consciousness. The pilot landed safety at Albuquerque International Sunport at 8:20 a.m.. A replacement crew completed the flight on the Boeing 787.

Is this an epidemic? What about American Airlines pilot Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, who died mid-flight after experiencing a medical emergency the morning of October 5? His copilot made an emergency landing of the Airbus A320 in Syracuse, New York and taxied to a gate where paramedics quickly arrived in the cockpit. A replacement crew completed the flight. 147 pax, 5 crew.

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