Pilot Dies During Flight – First Officer Lands Safely
After having a heart attack mid-flight, Saudia Arabian Airlines pilot Waleed al-Mohammed bin-Mohammed died en route to Riyadh from Asir.
After declaring an emergency, first officer Rami Ben Ghazi took over command of the aircraft, and made an emergency landing. The passengers were not notified of the problem until the plane arrived at the gate.
The airline praised Mr. Ben Ghazi’s actions