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Hop! Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in France

Hop! Airlines flight A5-3557 made an emergency landing in Strasbourg, France, on February 14th.

The plane was flying from Toulouse, France, when the captain declared an emergency, reporting that the first officer has become unconscious.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All 46 passengers aboard remained safe.

The first officer had regained consciousness before the landing. He was taken to hospital.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

United Airlines flight UA-946 had to divert for an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on January 20th.

The plane flying from Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after the captain became unconscious.

The plane, carrying 82 passengers and 12 crew members, landed safely.

The captain was rushed to a hospital.

Ellinair Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

EllinairEllinair flight EL-920 made an emergency landing in Novosibirsk, Russia, on August 9th.

The plane was flying from Thessaloniki, Greece, when the captain became unwell and later on fell unconscious. The first officer took control and landed safely.

The captain was shifted to hospital where the doctors diagnosed a brain haemorrhage.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Albuquerque after Co-Pilot Passes Out Mid-Air

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA1614 made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 6.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, heading from Houston, Texas to San Francisco, California, was diverted after the co-pilot fell unconscious.

The plane, carrying around 250 passengers, landed uneventfully.

The co-pilot was immediately shifted to hospital.

Thai Lion Air Co-Pilot Passes out Mid Air, Dies

Thai Lion AirThe Thai Lion Air flight SL8537 from Hat Yai to Bangkok, Thailand, had to return for emergency landing on August 20, after the co-pilot collapsed midair.

The Dutch co-pilot Peter Esberte, 47 lost consciousness just 20 minutes after the Boeing 737-900 aircraft took off. The pilot then decided to return to Hat Yai airport where he made an emergency landing at 1:21 p.m.

Esberte later died on the way to hospital from the airport. The cause of death is not yet known, however, the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) said Esberte died of a heart attack.

Worawut Kongkositkul, in-charge of flight operations for the low cost airline, said that Esberte joined the airline last year at its launch and was completely healthy.

All 152 passengers aboard the plane remained unharmed.

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