Etihad pilot dies shortly after take-off on Amsterdam-bound flight (DailyMail)

Etihad pilot dies shortly after take-off on Amsterdam-bound flight (DailyMail)

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

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