The flight made an emergency landing on August 23. After realizing that a worrying situation had happened in the flight, the passengers sought information. Hesitating to say what had happened, as people made a commotion
Crew members informed passengers that the pilot had lost consciousness.
The panicked passengers demanded an emergency landing and the co-pilot took control of the plane. The co-pilot was able to land the plane safely at Greece’s Thessaloniki airport after contacting air traffic control, but the plane remained on the runway for about an hour, angering passengers.
Foreign media reported that the pilot was taken to the hospital in an ambulance an hour after the plane landed. The passengers alleged that the authorities did not allow them to leave the plane where the plane made an under-landing.
The airline said it could not compensate passengers as the flight had to land due to a medical emergency. Passengers were put on another flight and given a €15 voucher with food, a company spokesperson said. The airline claimed that it had apologized for the delay but had informed the passengers that they would be landing in Greece due to a medical emergency.
A flight from Sudan’s Khartoum to Ethiopia’s capital Asid Ababa delayed landing after the pilots fell asleep. The two pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines flight fell asleep. The pilots fell asleep minutes before the plane landed. The incident occurred while the plane was flying at an altitude of 37,000 feet. Two pilots of Boeing 737-800 ET-343 fell asleep after putting the plane on autopilot. The pilots woke up when the alarm sounded after the plane passed the airport where it was supposed to land.
Around 25 vehicle accidents took place on Mattalai National Highway this year alone