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Monday, 27 August 2018

Ryanair Pilot Fainted Mid-Air As Plane Was Diverted During Thunderstorm

Ryanair Pilot Fainted Mid-air As Plane Was Diverted During Thunderstorm
A Ryanair pilot fainted while a plane was being diverted during a torrential thunderstorm.
The plane took off from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy on Thursday evening but had to land 67 miles away in Trapani due to weather conditions in the area.
As the plane approached the runway, the co-pilot passed out and the captain was forced to land the plane himself.


Ryanair confirmed the staff member ‘briefly fainted’ as the plane was landing and was released from hospital after being assessed by doctors.
They added that the reason the flight was diverted was due to thunderstorms over Palermo not any issues with the crew.
Ryanair Pilot Fainted Mid-air As Plane Was Diverted During Thunderstorm
TRyanair pilot fainted while the aircraft was being landed by the captain at Trapani. Pic: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A spokesperson for the airline said: ‘The first officer on this flight briefly fainted while the aircraft was being landed by the captain at Trapani.
‘He was examined by local medical staff and taken to hospital, where he was examined and released shortly thereafter without suffering any ill effects whatsoever.’

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