- During a flight from Miami to Chile, tragedy struck as an airline pilot dies after collapsing in the aircraft’s bathroom while carrying 271 passengers
- According to reports, the flight was operated by LATAM Airlines and was bound from Florida to Santiago
- Meanwhile, the pilot, identified as Ivan Andaur, aged 56, suffered a severe cardiac arrest, while on duty, his two co-pilots were left with no choice but to initiate an emergency landing
In what could be described as a huge tragedy, an airline pilot died after collapsing in the bathroom of a Miami to Chile flight with 271 passengers aboard.
The pilot identified simply as Captain Ivan Andaur, began feeling unwell three hours into the LATAM Airlines flight from Florida to Santiago and after collapsing in the bathroom he received emergency treatment from the crew, reported Simple Flying.
The flight took thirty minutes to divert to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport and first responders declared Andaur, a 25-year veteran pilot, dead when the plane landed, Independent reported.
The LA505 flight, which was operating a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, left Miami at 10.11 pm on Monday, August 14, 2023, and also had a relief captain and first officer onboard when the incident took place, India Today report added.
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Passenger steals laptop onboard popular Nigerian air flight
A passenger onboard an Ibom Air flight from Lagos to Abuja has been arrested for allegedly taking another passenger’s laptop from his bag in the overhead cabin.
Aniekan Essienette, the general manager, marketing and communication of the airline, confirmed the development in a statement.
In the statement, Essienette disclosed that the incident occurred on the morning of the 26th of July 2023, during the boarding of Ibom Air flight Q1300 from Lagos to Abuja.
FG releases list of Nigerian airlines with most flight delays in 2023
In related news, Legit.ng reported that Air Peace experienced the most delays in its domestic flights during the first quarter of 2023.
This is according to a report on Nigeria's international and domestic flight operations released by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The report stated that out of the 18,288 domestic flights conducted during this period, 10,128 flights, accounting for 55%, suffered delays, while 284 flights, equivalent to 1.55%, were cancelled.