Pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow airport as he prepares to take off with 128 aboard

3154The pilot of a plane carrying 128 people suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow airport.

The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenger.

Firefighters from Glasgow airport helped take the Dutch pilot off the plane, where he was met by ambulance crews and taken to the Golden Jubilee hospital in Clydebank.

The co-pilot of the plane took the aircraft back to the gate. The flight was scheduled to leave at 4.30pm, but was cancelled after the emergency. Passengers on board had their flights 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.” – The Guardian

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