A pilot has died on a cargo plane after falling ill shortly after take-off.
Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad confirmed that the pilot on board Flight No. EY927 from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam ‘became incapacitated’ during the flight.
Etihad says the plane’s first officer issued a distress call and safely diverted the plane to Kuwait.
However, the pilot died while receiving medical care on the ground.
Etihad said: ‘We are deeply saddened by the loss and are focused on taking care of our late colleague’s family at this time, to whom we offer our heartfelt condolences.’ Read more