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Ryanair co-pilot fainted before diverted landing

Flight FR3918 from London to Palermo, Italy had to be diverted as a result of the weather conditions.

(Reuters)

A Ryanair captain was forced to land a diverted flight only after the co-pilot transmitted into the cockpit quickly before the plane was set to touch down.

Ryanair Flight FR3918 from London Stansted to Palermo, Italy, was forced to make an emergency landing in the Sicilian city of Trapani by a “raging storm” in the region, Express reported. A representative for Ryanair confirmed Aug. 23 incident to Fox News.

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Ryanair pilot FAINTING in the air during diverted to London Stansted flight https://t.co/0ZGV9CxJR4 pic.twitter.com/IqapbqSgjP

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According to the outlet, the unnamed co-pilot “briefly passed out” in the plane cockpit just before the Boeing 737 was established on the land.

Upon landing safely and deplaning, the co-pilot was admitted to the hospital and examined, the Ryanair spokesman told Fox News.

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“The first officer on this flight briefly passed out while the plane was landed by the captain in Trapani. He was examined by the local medical staff and taken to the hospital, where he was examined and released shortly thereafter, with no adverse consequences whatsoever,” the rep said.

The aircraft was then inspected by Ryanair engineers, and was cleared to return to service, Express reported.

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