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Long-haul carrier Etihad says pilot dies on cargo flight

September 27, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad says a pilot has died on one of its cargo flights.

Etihad said in a statement on Wednesday that the pilot onboard Flight No. EY927 flying from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam “became incapacitated” during the flight.

Etihad says the plane’s first officer issued a distress call and safely diverted the plane to Kuwait. However, the pilot died while receiving medical care on the ground.

Etihad said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss and are focused on taking care of our late colleague’s family at this time, to whom we offer our heartfelt condolences.”

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