Delta Pilot Incapacitated, Flight Diverted to Alternate Airport for Emergency Landing

Posted by on September 29, 2023 3:04 am

A Delta Air Lines pilot became incapacitated during a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Los Angeles, California (USA).

The flight was enroute in Canadian airspace when the pilot became “medically incapacitated.”

The crew declared an emergency and diverted the plane for an emergency landing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The incident occurred on DL-291 on September 22, 2023.

The Aviation Herald reports:

A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-900, registration N422DZ performing flight DL-291 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 440nm north of Minneapolis,MN (USA) in Canadian Airspace when one of the flight crew members became medically incapacitated and was taken to the cabin for care. The flight crew member that was on rest at the time assumed the duties of the ailing pilot, the crew declared emergency, descended to FL240 and diverted to Minneapolis for a safe landing about 75 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the ailing pilot was taken to hospital for examination.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then continued the flight to Los Angeles arriving at the destination with a delay of about 6 hours.

This is the third pilot incapacitation or death 100 Percent Fed Up has reported this week.

100 Percent Fed Up reported on the sudden passing of a 37-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot during his layover.

37-Year-Old Pilot Reportedly Passes Away On a Layover

In addition, the captain of an Austrian Airlines flight started to feel unwell and became incapacitated during descent into Vienna.

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