Monday, April 17, 2023

Young pilot Phil Thomas died suddenly - at least 3 pilot deaths, 7 pilot incapacitations in past month - 4 flight attendants became ill on Delta flight, passengers dying in-flight, this is not normal!

April 10, 2023 - A young pilot, Phil Thomas, who was a graduate of Flight Training Pilot academy in Cadiz, Spain (FTEJerez), has died suddenly. A close friend described his death as a “tragic and unanticipated loss (click here)

Third Pilot death in a month:

I have previously reported on the following pilot deaths:

Pilot death - March 17, 2023 - 39 year old Westjet Pilot Benjamin Paul Vige died suddenly in Calgary

Pilot death - March 11, 2023 - British Airways pilot died of heart attack in crew hotel in Cairo before a Cairo to London flight(name & age not released)

7 recent Pilot incapacitations in-flight:

March 25, 2023 - TAROM Flight RO-7673 TSR-HRG diverted to Bucharest as 30 yo pilot had chest pain, then collapsed (click here)

March 22, 2023 - Southwest Flight WN6013 LAS-CMH diverted as pilot collapsed shortly after take-off, replaced by non-Southwest pilot (click here)

March 18, 2023 - Air Transat Flight TS739 FDF-YUL first officer was incapacitated about 200NM south of Montreal (click here)

March 13, 2023 - Emirates Flight EK205 MXP-JFK diverted due to pilot illness hour and a half after take-off (click here)

March 11, 2023 - United Airlines Flight UA2007 GUA-ORD diverted due to “incapacitated pilot” who had chest pains (click here)

March 11, 2023? - British Airways (CAI-LHR) pilot collapsed in Cairo hotel and died, was scheduled to fly Airbus A321 from Cairo to London (click here)

March, 3, 2023 - Virgin Australia Flight VA-717 ADL-PER Adelaide to Perth flight was forced to make an emergency landing after First Officer suffered heart attack 30 min after departure. (click here)


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