by Dr. William Makis, COVID Intel, ©2023

(Apr. 13, 2023) — 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)

Epoch Times article on pilot incapacitations

I helped Epoch Times prepare an excellent article on these pilot incidents in-flight, which was published on March 30, 2023 (click here)

Recent Flight Attendant incapacitations

April 8, 2023American Airlines AAL2170 (inbound to CLT) pilot reported a medical issue after a flight attendant had passed out

April 6, 2023 – Delta Flight 537 (LAX-ATL) made an emergency landing in Oklahoma city after nine passengers at 4 flight attendants got sick mid flight. Three flight attendants were taken to the hospital, and the head stewardess was “having trouble breathing at some point.” (click here)

Recent Passenger Medical Emergencies in-flight

Apr.11, 2023 – Air China CI012 (TPE-JFK) – a passenger in business class died inflight (click here)

Apr.7, 2023 – LATAM Flight JJ8130 (GRU-SCL) – a male passenger died on a flight from Sao Paulo to Santiago. The crew and a doctor performed CPR but without success (click here)

Apr.6, 2023 – Royal Air Maroc Flight AT208/RAM208M (CMN-YUL) made an emergency landing in Moncton Airport, after passenger suffered a serious medical issue (click here)

Apr.3, 2023 Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-783 (KHI-YYZ) made an emergency landing in Oslo due to passenger becoming unconscious (click here)

Apr.2, 2023 Jet2 Flight LS756 (TFS-MAN) was forced to make an emergency landing in Newquay after a female passenger fell ill, required urgent assistance from medical professionals, and subsequently died (click here)

Mar.15, 2023Jet2 Flight LS633 (EMA-TFS) was forced to make an emergency landing because a male passenger had a heart attack on board during flight (click here)

Mar.13, 2023IndiGo Flight 6E-1736 (DEL-DOH) was forced to make an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan – after a passenger died (click here)

Mar.5, 2023 – United Airlines Flight UA2609 (LAX-BOS) – a 33 year old passenger was arrested after trying to open an emergency exit and attempting to stab a flight attendant with a broken metal spoon. He threatened to “kill every man on this plane” (click here)(click here)

Mar.3, 2023 Bombardier Challenger 300 – lawyer Dana Hyde, a prominent White House official in the Clinton and Obama administrations, died in-flight due to “severe turbulence”. (click here)

Feb.26, 2023Delta Flight 2290 (FLL-BOS) – a female passenger had a medical emergency and lost consciousness (click here)

Feb.26, 2023 – Jetstar JQ30 (BKK-MEL) – plane was diverted to a remote airport due to passenger medical emergency (click here)

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