It has emerged that a pilot onboard a Delta flight to Los Angeles became incapacitated, resulting in a diversion to Minneapolis.
Pilot on Delta Flight to Los Angeles Became Incapacitated…
DL291 was a routine flight between Paris CDG and Los Angeles, which was operated by N422DZ.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N422DZ is a 0.5 year old Airbus A330-900neo which was delivered new to Delta Air Lines back in May 2023.
The aircraft has 29 seats in Business, 28 in Premium Economy, and 224 in Economy.
As per The Aviation Herald, it is understood that the incident happened over 400 miles to the north of Minneapolis over Canadian airspace.
The pilot onboard became “medically incapacitated”, with it being understood that the pilot was taken to the cabin for care.
From there, the aircraft diverted to Minneapolis, with the assistance of another pilot who was on rest at the time of the incident.
Upon arrival into Minneapolis, the pilot was taken to hospital for examination, and DL291 departed once again around two and a half hours later, and continued onwards to Los Angeles.
The Airbus A330neo landed back into Los Angeles, after a delay of six hours, at 2132 local time on Friday September 22.
It is understood that the pilot is well and ok, with it currently unclear when they will be reinstated to commercial piloting duties.
This is a developing story. More to follow in due course as we get it.
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