PILOT Died inFlight - Aug.16, 2023 - Qatar Airways QR579 (DEL-DOH) Delhi to Doha, Qatar diverted to Dubai as 51 year old pilot collapsed inflight and died! 2nd pilot death & 4th collapse THIS WEEK!
Pilot dies on Delhi-Doha flight (click here)
Story by Saurabh Sinha
NEW DELHI: A senior pilot — who had operated SpiceJet’s inaugural flight in 2003 and was currently working with Qatar Airways — died while flying as a passenger from Delhi to Doha on Wednesday morning (Aug.16, 2023). The Qatar Airways flight, QR 579 (Airbus A350, Registration A7ALM), diverted to Dubai due to the medical emergency when the pilot, 51 years old, fell ill onboard. However, he could not be saved.
“The pilot had worked with Alliance Air and spent 17 years in SpiceJet. He had operated SpiceJet’s first flight, Delhi-Ahmedabad, on May 23, 2005. Last year he had joined Qatar Airways where he was flying the Boeing 777,” SpiceJet sources said.
A long time colleague said, “He was very fit and his untimely demise has come as a big shock for everyone who knew him.”
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