Qatar Airways Flight 645 was diverted to Malaysia after the captain died in flight. Flight had been heading to Doha from Philippines at the time. Due to the pilots death, the flight was diverted and landed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A new crew boarded the plane and left for Doha two hours later.
Qatar Airways Pilot Dies On Air
The death had occurred on Wednesday. Qatar Airways had declined to elaborate on the cause of death or whether the flight was ever at risk. However ArabianBusiness.com reports that the pilot may have suffered a heart attack.
Qatar Airways’ priority, as always, remains the “comfort and safety of its passengers and staff”. I give a huge salute to the co-pilot who made sure the passengers and all aboard made it safe to land. May the pilot rest in peace!