A United Airlines passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Houston, Texas after the pilot became suddenly “incapacitated” while suffering from “chest pains.”
The incident occurred on Saturday night during a United Airlines flight from Guatemala to Chicago.
The plane was rerouted to Houston International airport due to medical and technical emergencies.
According to an internal Houston UAL memo obtained by CDM Press, the emergency was called “for an incapacitated pilot.”
“UA Flight 2007 GUA-ORD is diverting to IAH,” the memo states.
“Declaring an emergency for an incapacitated pilot.
“Gated at E20. Current ETA shows 1747.
“Unknown if flight will clear here at this time or just re-crew and go.
“Will advise when information is available.
“Pilot reportedly taken to a hospital.”
The information was confirmed by the UAL Operation Center communication, according to the memo.
According to the UAL file, “Left seat Capt had chest pains. Could not get him out of the seat. Right seater landed.”
Augusto Bernal, Director of Communications, HAS, issued a statement to Click2Houston.
“United Airlines Flight 2007 was diverted to IAH,” said Bernal.
“It was diverted for a technical and a medical condition.”
A spokesperson for United Airlines provided the following response:
“United flight 2007 from Guatemala City to Chicago landed safely in Houston (IAH) at 5:39 p.m. to address a medical situation, and is expected to re-depart shortly for Chicago.”
A United Airlines flight going to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Houston on Saturday due to the pilot allegedly becoming incapacitated.
“UA Flight 2007 GUA-ORD is diverting to IAH. Declaring an emergency for an incapacitated pilot. Left seat https://t.co/QD97HRtxeR… pic.twitter.com/0JZThgEfVw
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This news comes after reports that a British Airways pilot suddenly dropped dead shortly before he was due to fly a passenger jet carrying 200 passengers.
As Slay News reported, the pilot, who hasn’t been identified by the airline, died at a hotel in Egypt after collapsing unexpectedly.
He was on his way to Cairo Airport to fly a British Airways (BA) plane back to Heathrow in the UK.
The flight crew gave first aid to their colleague in the foyer of the hotel in Cairo after he had a heart attack.
They performed CPR as they desperately tried to save his life but were unsuccessful.
The plane, which was ready to take off for Heathrow Airport, was delayed by the tragedy.
However, the passengers on board the jet were blissfully unaware that their pilot had just dropped dead.
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