An airplane pilot died, and only luck saved the passengers alive

An airplane pilot died, and only luck saved the passengers alive

A plane in Indonesia was forced to make an emergency U-turn and landing after takeoff due to the pilot not feeling well. The pilot died after being taken to the hospital.

The aircraft involved belonged to Citilink, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia. The passenger plane with more than 100 people on board took off from Surabaya, East Java, and was originally scheduled to fly to Makassar, South Sulawesi. However, 15 minutes after takeoff, the pilot reported feeling unwell, after which the passenger plane turned around and landed safely. The cause of the pilot’s death is currently unknown.

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