Etihad Cargo pilot dies on-board during flight to Amsterdam

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An Etihad Cargo pilot passed away while operating a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, forcing the copilot to divert the flight from its path and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City (KWI).

“Etihad Airways is saddened to report the death of one of its pilots onboard flight EY 927 Boeing 77F – A6-DDE, a freighter service from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam. After the captain became incapacitated early in the flight, the First Officer issued an emergency call and safely diverted the aircraft to Kuwait,”

Etihad said in a statement.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss, and are focused on taking care of our late colleague’s family at this time, to whom we offer our heartfelt condolences,”

Etihad added.

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