An off-duty pilot from another airline landed a plane safely after the captain fainted during flight.

By Marica Micallef

On Wednesday 22nd March there was another aviation incident.

After Southwest Flight 6013’s captain fainted, a pilot from another airline who was a passenger on board assisted in bringing the aircraft to a safe landing.

The captain “fainted or became incapacitated” during the flight from Las Vegas to Columbus, Ohio, and “came back” a minute later.

The credentialed pilot aboard the plane stepped in, entering the flight deck and assisting with radio communication as a Southwest pilot flew the aircraft and landed it back in Las Vegas to pick up an alternate crew.

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