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User currently offlineflyhossd From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 890 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

I learned yesterday that CO lost another pilot while at work. It was reported that he had just deplaned and had a heart attack. IIRC, this is the third CO pilot that has passed away at work in recent years (I've also heard that a few others have passed away while in their hotel rooms during layovers).

My question is, is this happening at other U.S. or North American carriers?


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User currently offlinekurtjeter From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

This wasn't in North America but just the other day a captain died, apparently while descending through 12 thousand en route to a landing. An AT 42, flight from Warsaw to Prague. First officer landed the plane very nicely.

I remember reading--although I can't remember the statistics--about the number of deaths (crew & passengers) on commercial aircraft each year, as well as the number of births (to passengers only, I presume!). Anyone know the numbers?


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