Today, a very sad incident occured related to an IndiGo pilot. 40 years old IndiGo captain was boarding his flight. He never knew that this will be his last uncomplete boarding.
IndiGo pilot death
Last 2 days have been sorrow for the whole pilot fraternity. 3 pilot deaths have been reported. A LATAM captain died during a flight from Miami to Chile. A Qatar Airways captain died onboard QR579 from Delhi to Doha. This captain was the one, who operated the inaugural flight for SpiceJet.
Now, the latest tragic news is from IndiGo. I will not name the captain because I do not want to infringe anyone’s privacy. A 40 years old captain was about to fly an Airbus A320neo from Nagpur Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar International Airport to Pune International Airport.
The pilot had earlier operated Trivandrum – Pune – Nagpur sector and had taken a rest of 27 hours after it. Now, he was about to fly 4 sectors today. 1st sector was going to be Nagpur to Pune. During boarding, he collapsed and fainted. Looking at the seriousness of the matter, immediate medical attention was provided to the Captain.
He was shifted to the hospital but unfortunately, he was declared brought dead. Condolences to his family from Times of Aviation. Rest in peace.
Is fatigue reason behind this?
So many pilot deaths reported, is there any specific reason behind this? Is pilot fatigue the reason behind these deaths? The answer is ‘we dont know’. While this is possible, proving this is difficult.
Aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation released a statement, in which it said that the pilot had taken a rest of around 27 hours. Secondly, death may happen because of external factors as well. One reason can be self medication.
In 2014, a SpiceJet pilot got incapacitated mid-flight when he was operating flight from Mumbai to Hyderabad. Upon investigation, it was found that self medication was the reason behind the incapacitaton. Pilots are strongly advised to discuss with their doctors before taking any medicine or pills.
Source Credits : Times of India