Saudi Pilot Dies During Flight SV 1734 Before Landing At The Riyadh Airport
A Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot died from a heart attack during a flight from Bisha to Riyadh on Monday, the airlines said in a statement on Tuesday. Waleed Al-Mohammad was piloting SV flight 1734 bound for Riyadh and died before landing his plane at King Khaled International Airport.
His co-pilot, Rami Ben Ghazi, took immediate control of the aircraft and declared a state of emergency. He called for an ambulance and medical staff to be ready when they landed. Immediately after they landed, the medical staff boarded the plane and announced the pilot’s death, the statement said. The passengers were in no danger at any stage because the co-pilot was qualified to handle the aircraft.