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Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pilot dies of suspected heart attack during flight

An Aeroflot pilot died from a suspected heart attack while the flight was making a descent.

Reports say the 49-year-old was piloting flight SU1546 from Moscow to the Black Sea resort of Anapa when he became ill, prompting the aircraft to land early at Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don.

Russian news outlet RT said cabin crew asked if there was a doctor on board, but no-one came forward and the pilot reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during landing.

It added the pilot had complained about chest pains before the flight but had passed a routine medical check-up and 'had no health indicators that would have barred him from piloting the aircraft'.

An Aeroflot spokesperson said: "Unfortunately, it was not possible to resuscitate the pilot."

An investigation has been launched.

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