Thursday, March 23, 2023

These Things Happen 

A 39 year old Alberta pilot for WestJet Airlines died suddenly on March 17, 2023

I have recently been reporting on sudden cardiac incidents and sudden deaths of pilots around the world. There have been 4 such incidents in the last 3 weeks:

As well as other incidents in the past 2 years:

  • Pilots & Flight Attendants having cardiac arrests in-flight (click here)
  • Unusual plane crashes & pilot incapacitations (click here)

39 year old Alberta WestJet Pilot has died suddenly

Benjamin Paul Vigé passed away suddenly in Calgary, Alberta on March 17, 2023, at the age of 39. (click here)

“In 2015, he decided to move to Gander, Newfoundland to pursue a career as a pilot. These were some of Ben’s happiest years, spending time with his friends, iceberg hunting on “the Rock”, marrying Bonnie and having their first child, Brooklyn in 2017. In 2018 the family moved to Edmonton, Alberta at which time Ben began working for West Jet Encore, something that he was very proud of. In 2020 the family welcomed John (JD) into the mix. In 2022 they relocated to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Ben returned to Calgary, Alberta in January 2023 to attend flight training.”

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