A pilot for the Dutch airline carrier, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines suffered a heart attack as he was taxing his plane at Glasgow Airport in Scotland. The plane was carrying 128 people. The crew was forced to resuscitate the passenger and the airline crew received help in this regard from one of the passengers.
Glasgow Airport firemen then rushed the pilot from the plane and took him to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank. Newspapers reported that the pilot was reported to be in a stable condition. The planes co-pilot took over the controls and was able to maneuver the plane to it’s gate.
thestandard.co.uk reported that:
The flight was due to leave at around 5pm but was cancelled because of the emergency.Passengers on board had their tickets re-booked.
A spokeswoman for KLM said: “During taxiing to the runway on this KLM flight to Amsterdam the captain became unwell and the staff treated him with the help of a passenger.
“He was taken to hospital where his condition is stable.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We took a call that a man was having a heart attack at Glasgow Airport. We attended the scene and arrived at 5.25pm.”