CAIRO, EGYPT: A British Airways pilot has tragically died after suffering a heart attack just before he was due to fly a crowded jet to the UK. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was preparing to command the flight from Cairo, Egypt, to Heathrow, London, when he collapsed in the crew hotel.
The veteran pilot managed to reach the lobby from the hotel room. There, his colleagues performed CPR but could not save him. The airline had to postpone the planned Airbus A321 flight, but passengers on board were not informed of the reason for their wait. A source said: ‘It shook BA. It can’t bear to imagine if he had suffered a heart attack at 30,000ft,’ reports The Sun. The pilot had suffered from health problems in the months before his untimely death.
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The pilot’s body was transported in a Boeing 787
The pilot’s body was flown back to the UK in a Boeing 787. The widebody Dreamliner was flown to Egypt specifically for this purpose as there was no space for the coffin in the Airbus’ cargo hold A321 on which he was to fly. The airline had the task of informing the family of the veteran pilot of his sudden death. They said, “Our hearts go out to the friends and family of our colleagues at this very sad time.”
Worried netizens discussed the pilot’s sudden death on Twitter, writing: “A veteran British Airways pilot collapses and dies of a heart attack shortly before he is due to order a crowded Airbus A321 from Cairo in London – the second such incident this month, I fear a major event. the plane crash is only a matter of time. #Sudden death.” Another Twitter user chimed in, “Oh this is terrible,” they tweeted. Some Twitter users also claimed the pilot was probably unvaccinated. One tweet read: ‘I’ve said it before, I’m not flying unless pilots have proof there’s no sting’, while another added: ‘British Airways confirm that four vaccinated pilots recently died, claims no link to vaccines Friday June 18th, 2021 By: Mike Adams Tags: British Airways, crisis talks, death.” Another tweet read, “So let’s lower the heart health bar among pilots. I can’t find enough healthy pilots anymore. Suddenly I can’t find healthy pilots anymore. Wonder why?”
A veteran British Airways pilot collapses and dies of a heart attack shortly before he is due to order a crowded Airbus A321 from Cairo to London – 2nd such incident this month
I’m afraid a major plane crash is just a matter of time. #Suddenly diedhttps://t.co/sfnW0WijHO
— William Makis MD (@MakisMD) March 12, 2023
Oh that’s awful
— Helping people connect the dots (@hayleyb_coach) March 12, 2023
I said it before, I don’t fly unless the pilots have proof there’s no jab
— green master (@greenma08347935) March 12, 2023
British Airways confirms four vaccinated pilots died recently and claims no link to vaccines
Friday, June 18, 2021 by: Mike Adams
Tags: British Airways, crisis talks, death
— linda mcdonald (@lindamcdonald2) March 12, 2023
So let’s lower the heart health bar among pilots. I can’t find enough healthy ones anymore. Suddenly, it was impossible to find healthy ones. I wonder why?
— Steven Danser (@revdanser) March 12, 2023
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