Flight makes emergency landing after Jet2 pilot faintsChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 27, 2019
An off-duty pilot, aboard a Jet2 flight from Manchester to Madeira, swung into action and safely landed the plane after the pilot fainted mid-air.
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Runway at Porto was closed for half an hour for the emergency landing where the 40-year-old pilot is understood to have been taken to hospital on arrival. The passenger Banks added, "He (the off-duty pilot) offered up his services to the crew and went into the cabin. He didn't come out until he helped the first officer land the plane."
While a Jet2 spokeswoman told Daily Mail that after the pilot fell ill, the First Officer seated next to him landed the plane 'as it should have been'. ■