A plane makes an emergency landing after its pilot suffers a fatal heart attack mid-flight. They made their landing in Russia.
Plane makes an emergency landing in Russia
The Aeroflot flight’s route is from Moscow to the Black Sea resort of Anapa on Sunday. They made an emergency landing at Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don.
An emergency landing was requested after the co-pilot, whose age has not been revealed, began to feel unwell, TASS reported. TASS is a Russian state news agency.
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Moreover, after the plane landed the man received immediate medical assistance on the ground. But he died on the way to the hospital. This was according to a statement by Aeroflot.
The airline said,
Everyone at Aeroflot is deeply saddened by our colleague’s death, and we extend our sincere condolences to his friends and loved ones.
A source from the regional emergency services told TASS that the co-pilot’s preliminary cause of death is a heart attack.
In addition, Aeroflot said that the pilot had a clean medical history and passed the medical tests the day before the flight.
Gladly, none of the passengers or the other crew on board was hurt during the emergency landing, According to TASS.