Pilot dies during flight to Prague

Pilot dies during flight to PragueStock photo: PA

The pilot of a Czech Airlines plane collapsed and died during a flight from the Polish capital of Warsaw to Prague.

The aircraft was carrying 46 passengers, none of whom were hurt.

According to Reuters, Czech Airlines spokeswoman Hana Hejskova said in a statement: "Medical assistance was called to attend the landing of a regular flight from Warsaw to Prague today [Wednesday], as one crew member had health problems.

"Safety of passengers was not threatened. The landing was conducted without complications by the second pilot.

"Unfortunately the life of the captain could not be saved."

According to Fox News, Peter Zmolik, head of the Czech Pilots Association, said the "very experienced" 55-year-old pilot, who had worked with Czech Airlines for nearly 20 years, "probably died during the flight."
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