Fri, Jan 13, 2012
FAs Rushed To Cockpit When Both Pilots Got Lightheaded
The UK's Air Accident Investigation Branch is looking into an
unusual incident aboard a British Airways A321 last month. Both
pilots reportedly became suddenly "unwell" and light-headed, and
issued a panicked-sounding call on the PA for the senior flight
attendant to come to the cockpit. The flight, which had departed
London Heathrow for Glasgow, was 20 minutes out when it turned back
as a precaution.
The account of the call on the PA system was posted on an
aviation website last month, which brought it to the attention of
the media. The London Daily Mail reports that with the attendants'
help, "the captain and first officer had to put on oxygen masks as
the aircraft, which had just taken off from Heathrow, was climbing
at 20,000 feet."
The Telegraph of London quotes an airline spokesman as
explaining, "The pilots reported feeling light headed so, as a
precaution and following normal procedure, put on their oxygen
masks. Our pilots are highly trained to deal with such
circumstances. The aircraft landed safely and customers continued
their journey after a short delay."
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