Pilot dies after medical emergency during flight

Pilot dies after medical emergency during flight

Thursday, 17 Aug, 2023 0

A LATAM Airlines pilot working a flight from Miami suffered a ‘medical emergency’ and died, the airline said.

LATAM said the pilot, one of three in the flight crew, went to the bathroom and never returned.

The flight, bound for Santiago, Chile diverted to Panama.

Cabin crew tried to resuscitate the pilot but he later ‘passed away.’

“All the necessary protocols were followed during the flight to safeguard the life of the affected pilot,” the airline said.

“Unfortunately, after landing and receiving further medical assistance, the pilot passed away.”

It said the pilot has 25 tears of service flying with the airline ‘distinguished by dedication and professionalism’

Flight LA505 later took off again and landed without incident in Santiago.


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