Etihad pilot falls unconscious during flight

Incident occurred on Airbus A320-200 flight from Kuwait.
NEWS, Aviation


The first officer on an Etihad flight from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi on November 16, issued a Mayday call after the captain fell unconscious, The Aviation Herald has reported.

Flight EY-308 had 76 people on board the Airbus A320-200 and was approaching Abu Dhabi's runway when the incident occurred. The plane safely landed 31 minutes after the Mayday call had been issued.

The captain was treated onboard by a medical emergency team and then upon landing, taken to a hospital.

The BEA reported the aircraft was towed to the gate and reached the gate about 50 minutes after landing.


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